It’s time to break out the clay and Play-Doh – Morph is coming back to our TV screens with the backing of Sky.
Marking the broadcaster’s first steps into original children’s programming, everyone’s favourite speechless piece of art material is being resurrected after a number of years locked away alongside Pingu and Bagpuss in the dusty toy chest of past classics.
The Morph revival marks Sky’s latest step in its sizeable push into a broader kids TV offering.
“Last year we expanded our service from over 700 episodes to more than 4,000 episodes of the best kids programming available,” said Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director of TV Products at Sky.
“We are moving into original children’s productions, much in the way we have drama and sport, to bring new, exclusive content to kids.
“We will be starting with new episodes of children’s classic Morph later this year.”
Produced in partnership with Oscar-winning animation studio and Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman, the new Morph episodes will be joined by a series of live action shows, getting kids into creating their own content.
“We’re not just making animated episodes of Morph, we’ll also be creating a series of live action shows with Aardman, showing kids not only how to make their own figure, but how to animate it and make short videos,” said Lucy Murphy, Head of Kids content at Sky.
Although slating the new Morph episodes for the coming year, Sky has yet to put a precise date on when the new series will drop.