Production is underway in Northern Ireland on the third series of CBBC’s sci-fi action-adventure drama series, The Sparticle Mystery. Set in a modern day world without adults, the new series follows the Tribe Sparticles as they try to solve their biggest mystery to date. After a quantum sized mix up at the Quantum Nexus saw the missing parents return as teenagers and take over the childrens’ society, the Sparticles are thrown into a Human Zoo at the pleasure of the new ruler, the teenage bully Queen Kylie. In a world where toys are banned and play is frowned upon, there is only one tribe of children who can put the fun back into freedom. The Sparticles must work out how to ship back their unwanted teenage parents to the right dimension.

Cheryl Taylor, Controller of CBBC, says “The Sparticle Mystery is another great example of strong, exciting home grown drama created for CBBC and this series is set to be even more gripping than ever. We’re sure our young audience will be swept along by the action-packed storylines and I can’t wait to see their reaction to this latest series of an already much-loved CBBC drama.”

Alison Hume, Creator of The Sparticle Mystery, said “This time we’re ramping up the adventures of children growing up in a world without adults to a whole new level as they battle for control with their teenage parents. We can’t wait to give our viewers more of the mix they love – fast paced action, spooky sci-fi, memorable characters and of course lots of fun!”

The new series sees many of the talented young cast returning as well as introducing new characters playing the teenage versions of their parents. 

The series is made for CBBC for Sparticles Productions with additional funding from Northern Ireland Screen and Cake Entertainment. Executive producers are Alison Hume, Stephen Smallwood and Jon East for Sparticles Productions and Sue Nott for CBBC. 

The 13 x 30-minute series will air on CBBC later this autumn.

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