ThreeNow Goes Mad for New Five

Next week ThreeNow will launch the BBC’s new Famous Five dramatisation with the first of three 90-minute adventures.

It will stream here five days after its UK debut.

Here’s the media release:


The new three-part TV adaptation is inspired by Enid Blyton’s 21 novels, with the movie-length first episode premiering Friday 15 December, only on ThreeNow

Monday 4 December 2023 – Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ today announced the much-anticipated TV series, The Famous Five (episode one), will premiere Friday 15 December, only on ThreeNow – with subsequent movie-length episodes landing on the free streaming service in 2024.

Just like the books, the series follows the five daring, young explorers as they encounter treacherous, action-packed adventures, remarkable mysteries, unparalleled danger, and astounding secrets in an unforgettable odyssey that evokes the power of camaraderie between the fearless young heroes.

Making up The Famous Five is Diaana Babnicova who will play the role of George, alongside Elliott Rose as Julian, Kit Rakusen as Dick, Flora Jacoby Richardson as Anne, George’s cousins who come to stay at Kirrin Cottage – and rounding out the five, and playing the gang’s faithful furry friend Timmy the dog, is Kip, a Bearded Collie Cross.

Also joining the cast is Jack Gleeson (Game of Thrones) as Wentworth, Ann Akinjirin (Moon Knight) as Fanny, James Lance (Ted Lasso) as Quentin and Diana Quick (Father Brown) as Mrs Wentworth.

The first episode is directed by Tim Kirkby (Fleabag) and produced by Moonage Pictures and by NWR Originals. Asim Abbasi (Churails, Cake) directed the second episode and Bill Eagles (Beautiful Creatures) directed the third episode.

Episode one is written by Matthew Read, episode two is written by Priya K Dosanjh, with episode three written by Matthew Bouch and Matthew Read.

The Famous Five is co-created and executive produced by Nicolas Winding Refn (byNWR) & Matthew Read (Moonage Pictures).  The BBC series was made in co-production with Germany’s ZDF and in association with The Mediapro Studio. BBC Studios distribute the series internationally.

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