Lime Pictures is producing Evermoor along with Disney‘s EMEA Studio, Tim Compton and Diane Whitley have created Evermoor and Bede Blake will pen the script.
Casting has yet to be finalised, although Hodgson said producers were open as to whether the actress playing the heroine is from the UK or the US.
The project has been described as a multi part movie, but Rebecca Hodgson, Head Drama, Lime Pictures stated that Evermoor could either be screened as a single film, or as a four half hour series. Rebecca feels that Evermoor has both British and American sensibilities, although there had been a dialogue polish to make sure to get certain words right.
Evermoor will be shot in England, at Arley Hall, near Warrington and is to become the first long-form UK Series to air on the Disney Channel in the US.
Evermoor is a mystery adventure and the story revolves around a fourteen year old American teenager Tara Bailey, who moves to Evermoor Manor in middle England with her mother, stepfather and siblings. Tara Bailey and her stepbrother have to stay united to overcome a mystery that threatens the very existence of Evermoor Manor.
Evermoor is due to air this autumn and will be the first UK Disney Production to be shown on the Disney Channel in more than 160 counties.
The Disney Channel‘s David Levine said: “Evermoor is a hugely exciting project for the team with a gripping story that I’m sure will captivate our global Disney Channel audience.”
Previous Disney Channel original movies include The High School Musical franchise and Camp Rock, which was spun off into a successful feature film.
Not only this, Disney Channel films have a good track record of becoming worldwide hits and creating stars such as Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Demi Lovato.
Here’s wishing the entire team at the Disney Channel all the best.