Lime Pictures in co-development deal with Beano Studios to bring Minnie the Minx back to screens

Lime Pictures and Beano Studios are delighted to announce a new co-development deal to produce a brand-new live action comedy drama ‘THE MAGNIFICENT MISADVENTURES OF MINNIE’ inspired by beloved Beano comic character, Minnie the Minx.

The new live action series will be aimed at 8-12 year olds and promises to deliver high-energy humour as well as inspire a new generation of fans.

THE MAGNIFICENT MISADVENTURES OF MINNIE’ features our 13-year-old rebellious heroine Minnie; a thoroughly modern girl and budding comic book artist, whose unapologetic creative thinking challenges any status quo! 

Together with her best friends Becky and Sam; Minnie puts her mischievous and spirited ideas into action – even if it leaves a trail of chaos in her wake. The group of friends tackle the school drudgery and daily tribulations in their own marvellous and original way.  Minnie is the voice of young girls everywhere who refuse to hide behind the scenes.

The scripts in development for the new TV series are being written by Julie Bower (creator and writer of BAFTA nominated CBBC / ABC sitcom ‘So Awkward’ and writer of Disney’s Evermore Chronicles’) and Danielle Ward (‘The News Quiz, Danger Mouse and Horrible Histories’).

The new co-development deal is the first alliance between Lime Pictures and Beano Studios, and the collaboration comes after Lime’s recent Emmy Award for best children’s programme for their British-made Netflix show Free Rein’.

Beano Studios’ Chris Rose (Director of Development and Production) and Michelle Forde (Senior Development Producer) will work closely with Lime Pictures’ Kate Little (Managing Director) and Tim Compton (Development Executive) on the co-development. Following the rapid growth of TV animation ‘Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed!’ released last year on CBBC and internationally; the show marks Beano Studio’s first move into live-action from traditional animation and shows the extensive development from the brand across different genres and formats. ​

Chris Rose; Director of Development & Production Beano Studios’ said: “Collaborating with Lime Pictures to bring Beano’s strongest and most rebellious female character to a new live action audience is extremely exciting. Minnie has, and always will be, an inspirational character for a forward-thinking generation”.

Kate Little; Managing Director Lime Pictures said: Minnie the Minx is the quintessential girl who climbs trees and has been busy entertaining generations of children since her very first appearance in the 1950’s.  Minnie’s embodiment of girl power remains so relevant to today’s young audiences: we are thrilled to be working with Beano Studios to bring one of their best loved characters and all her impish antics to life on screen for a fresh generation of minxes everywhere.