April 7th 2014


Worst Year of My Life, Again! – to screen in Germany

German public broadcaster ARD Hessischer Rundfunk has acquired live-action comedy series Worst Year of My Life Again! from the ACTF for broadcast on Germany’s public channel for kids, KiKA.

Already acquired by Disney Channels Latin America, SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway) and YLE (Finland) Worst Year of My Life Again! will be dubbed into German and screen on KiKA later this year.

"We really like the humour in the dialogue and the slapstick elements of this live-action series, which makes kids (and even adults) laugh and recognize painful moments in everyday life at school and with friends." Gabriele Holzner, Head of TV Family, Children & Lifestyle Programs, ARD HR.

Produced by the ACTF and Reflective Pictures, Worst Year of My Life Again! is a 13-part live-action comedy series about friendship, destiny and second chances.

They tell you school days are the best years of your life. But what if they weren’t? And what if you woke up one morning to discover you had to relive the most excruciating 12 months of high school all over again?

Alex King has had a horrible year - humiliated by his teachers, targeted by bullies and embarrassed by attempts to impress the most popular girl in school. So when he wakes up on his birthday to discover that somehow time has reset itself, he can’t believe he must relive every miserable moment of the past 12 months once more. Until his friends convince him he’s being offered a second chance and maybe this time round, he can get it right.

Commissioned by ABC3 (Australia) and pre-sold to CBBC (UK), Worst Year of My Life, Again! (13 x 24 min) is distributed internationally by the ACTF.

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