has commissioned “The Lodge,” a serialized music-filled mystery drama that is based on Disney Channel
Israel’s series “North Star
,” Variety has learned.
“The Lodge,” which is produced in North Ireland, will air on Disney Channels in the U.K., Canada and the U.S. this fall, before launching in over 100 countries by the end of year. (Friday, Sept. 23 is the premiere date for U.K. and Canada; Monday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. is the stateside premiere.)
“Our global team marshals its creative resources to deliver compelling, relatable stories that entertain kids and families and reflect Disney brand values while transcending cultures and borders,” said Paul DeBenedittis, Senior Vice
President of Programming and Content Strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide. “Our creative hub in London delivered an ambitious series that has it all — drama, mystery, singing, dancing and outdoor adventures including kayaking, mountain climbing and biking, all with a talented cast and relevant theme for kids