Series two of MOOMINVALLEY premieres on Sky this Christmas!
Moomintroll, Snufkin, Little My and family are back with more adventures, as series two of Sky Original Production MOOMINVALLEY launches on December 21st on Sky One, Sky Kids and NOW TV. Rosamund Pike, Matt Berry and Taron Egerton return as Moominmamma, Moominpappa and Moomintroll, with new guest stars for this series including Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh, Mindhorn, Nathan Barley), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Oz, Suicide Squad, Thor: The Dark World), Miriam-Teak Lee (Hamilton, & Juliet) and Shalom Brune-Franklin (The State, Bad Mothers, Our Girl). Based on the original Moomin stories and artwork of Tove Jansson, MOOMINVALLEY is full of life, laughter and adventure, with visual humour, witty dialogue and plenty of energy and drama. Series two will introduce several new characters greatly loved by Moomin fans. Lucy Murphy, head of kids content, Sky, said: “Following on from our successful launch of season one of Moominvalley we’re delighted to bring more Moomin magic to Sky One and Sky Kids this Christmas. With new characters, magical adventures and challenges for Moomintroll, the new episodes are perfect for Moomin fans of all ages.” Marika Makaroff, creative director and executive producer, Gutsy Animations, said: “With the first series of Moominvalley, our ambition was to realise a fresh, contemporary retelling of Tove Jansson’s beautiful and adventure-filled Moomin stories, and to introduce audiences to Moomintroll and his magical world. The second series is our invitation to explore this world further. It broadens the focus from Moomintroll to the whole Moomin family – viewers will meet new characters, take on new challenges and come on exciting new journeys with our hero and his friends.” MOOMINVALLEY is directed by Academy Award® winner Steve Box (Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit) and produced by Gutsy Animations exclusively for Sky in the UK and Ireland. MOOMINVALLEY has the full support of Moomin Characters, the business set up by Moomin creator Tove Jansson and her brother Lars in the 1950s, and Bulls Licensing, their global licensing agent. It is being developed in association with the Drama department of Yle, the Finnish public broadcaster. MOOMINVALLEY series two launches on Sky One and NOW TV on December 21st. The first five episodes will air over Christmas. For more information, please contact: Sky Nicola Vincent Gutsy Animations Caitlin Allen Notes to editors Image credit must be used alongside image: © Moomin Characters ™ / © Gutsy Animations 2019 About Sky Kids Kids’ shows on Sky are available via the dedicated Sky Kids app and on demand via the kids’ section on Sky Q and Sky+, as well as through Sky Go, and online streaming service NOW TV. Kids’ shows are available for millions of Sky families with Sky Variety and Box Sets bundles at no extra cost. They’re also available on NOW TV with the NOW TV Kids Pass, available for £2.99 a month, no contract. The Sky Kids app can be downloaded from Google Play and Apple’s App Store on compatible tablets. The app will work on 3G/4G and Wi-Fi. Download is available to customers with Sky Go Extra, Sky Multiscreen or a Sky Q Multiscreen Subscription, and available over Wi-Fi only. There is a dedicated Sky Kids tile on demand where Aliens Love Underpants And..., Morph, Big Cats: Wild Files and other new commissions from Sky are available. About Sky Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 22.5 million customers across seven countries - UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The company has annual revenues of £12.9 billion and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with annual programming spend of over £6 billion. From exclusive partnerships with HBO and Showtime, to Sky Original Productions, Sky offers the best and broadest range of content along with the best viewing experience to suit each and every customer. Whether that’s through the multi-award winning next generation box, Sky Q, or Sky’s contract-free online streaming service, NOW TV, customers have access to the latest movies, drama, sports and kids entertainment wherever and whenever they like. This is all supported by Sky’s best in class customer service. Sky’s success is not just based on what the company does but how it does it. Named as one of the Top 10 Green Companies in the World by Newsweek, one of the world’s most recognised rankings of business’s environmental performance, Sky ensures its responsible business strategy is embedded right across the group. Sky has over 31,000 employees and is listed as one of The Times Top 50 employers for women. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY). About Gutsy Animations Gutsy is a team of creators and producers who believe that the world is in need of funny, clever, gutsy and – above all – meaningful content. All of its productions are aimed at international audiences and based on a concept of genuine social impact. About Moomin Characters Oy Moomin Characters Ltd is the owner and official company responsible for supervising and managing the Moomins' brand, copyright and registrations. The company was started in 1958 by Tove Jansson and her brother Lars Jansson and even today is run by family members. Sophia Jansson, Lars's daughter and Tove's niece, is Chairman of the Board and Creative Director at Moomin Characters. All characters from Moominvalley are registered trademarks.