Nerd Corps Entertainment is working with world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, his daughter, author Lucy Hawking, and Pure Grass Films to develop a new TV series based on the Hawkings’ New York Times best-selling book series for kids.
The children’s animated comedy-adventure is in early development and will be targeted to 5- to 9-year-olds. The series will be developed and produced by Nerd Corps with Pure Grass Films serving as executive producers, co-financers and distributors for several territories.
The series will tell the story of 11-year-old George Greenby and his friend Annie Bellis as they explore the far reaches of the universe, traveling through space and time with the help of a speech-capable supercomputer named Cosmos.
“We are excited and honored to have the opportunity to develop these outstanding books from Lucy and Stephen Hawking for TV,” says Asaph Fipke, chief executive officer and founder, Nerd Corps. “The George Greenby books have been read by children all over the world, and we know fans will be thrilled to see George and Annie’s exploits brought to life on-screen. We hope this show will be a giant leap for kidkind, inspiring children worldwide to embrace the mysteries and marvels of science.”