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CBC, ITV pick MarbleMedia family series

Canadian pubcaster CBC, UK commercial broadcaster ITV, ViacomCBS-owned kids’ net Nickelodeon and US channel BYUtv have ordered a live-action family series from Toronto-based prodco MarbleMedia.

Anthony Q Farrell

Overlord & the Underwoods is a 20×30’ single-camera comedy about an American family whose lives are turned upside down when their distant cousin, the second most-wanted villain in the universe, seeks refuge in their home after being forced into intergalactic witness protection.

MarbleMedia is producing the series in association with Cloudco Entertainment, with Anthony Q Farrell (The Office, Secret Life of Boys) attached as showrunner.

Farrell created the series with Cloudco’s head of development and production Ryan Wiesbrock (Buddy Thunderstruck, Holly Hobbie), who is also exec producing.

Writing for the series are Kate Hewlett, Ryan Belleville, Jay Vaidya, Amanda Joy, Angelica Mendizabal, Caleigh Bacchus, Simon Owens, Sadiya Durrani and Richard Young.


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