CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Sinking Ship Entertainment acquires ‘The Demon Headmaster’ for global distribution

Toronto-based kids- and family-focused production company and distributor Sinking Ship Entertainment has picked up the distribution rights to UK series The Demon Headmaster from BBC Children’s Productions.

A reboot of CBBC’s 1990s series of the same name, The Demon Headmaster is a 10×22’ live-action kids’ show based on Gillian Cross’ book series written by Emma Reeves. The remake, aimed at 8-12s, debuted on CBBC in late 2019 and a second season is set to go into production later this year.

Described by the producers as “part science-fiction, part psychological thriller,” The Demon Headmaster follows a group of teenagers who discover the headmaster at their school is using his powers of hypnotism, brainwashing and tech surveillance to take control of the school and its pupils. The teens must then do everything in their power to defeat him.

“We’re so thrilled to be working with BBC Children’s Productions to bring this intense mystery series to the world. We’re confident the quality of the storytelling and acting will really resonate with audiences worldwide,” said Marilyn Kynaston, head of sales for Western Europe at Sinking Ship.

Related Posts
The Demon Headmaster (2019)

Upon discovering Gillian Cross' The Demon Headmaster was about to be remade by the BBC left a weird taste in my mouth. The original television series ran for three seasons Read more

Interview: Emma Reeves discusses the revival of The Demon Headmaster

When it comes to writing for children's TV, names do not come much bigger than Emma Reeves. Her work has branched from main stream kids shows into those shows with Read more

The Demon Headmaster

Based on the books by Gillian Cross and adapted for TV by Helen Cresswell, The Demon Headmaster was first broadcast between 1996 and ran for two years. The first series contained six Read more

Eve

Created by Emma Reeves and David Chikwe, Eve debuted in January 2015 and ran for three seasons (37 episodes). In the first episode "All About Eve" we meet renegade scientist Read more

Kenny Starfighter

Debuting in 1997, Kenny Starfighter was a Swedish six-episode mini-series that opens in a manner similar to The Demon Headmaster with students Markus (Johan Stattin), Sofia (Josefin Edvardsson), Tyrone (Gabriel Read more

The Luna Squad are coming! Exclusive News!

Over the last decade British children's television has been a shadow of its former self. What was once a rich, fertile industry that broke down barriers became a mosaic of Read more

Lockdown Special: What to watch on BBC iPlayer (A-Z)

As Lockdown continues we have sifted through BBC iPlayer to save you the trouble and have found some film and TV gems that might make everything a bit more bearable! Read more

Interview: The Demon Headmaster Cast

Cult Faction’s Brett Summers got the chance to chat with the cast of one of the BBC’s greatest productions in recent memory, Emma Reeves' revival of The Demon Headmaster. As Read more

Nightmare Alley trailer released

Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley is an upcoming American psychological thriller film with a screenplay by del Toro and Kim Morgan, based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Read more

Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City trailer released

Welcome to Wizard City, where the people are friendly and magic abounds! Learn the lores of the great wizards and uncover the dark tales of Peppermint Butler's checkered past. From Read more

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 7 promo released

New episodes, same old weirdos. DC's Legends of Tomorrow season 7 premieres Wednesday October 13th 2021 on The CW... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta1bsz6x9iU

Doctor Who “Galaxy 4” teaser released

The partly-missing First Doctor (William Hartnell) story, Galaxy 4, is returning as an animation, due for release as a DVD, Blu-Ray & Steelbook on 15th November 2021. Galaxy 4 (alternatively spelled Galaxy Read more

V/H/S/94 trailer released

After the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose Read more

Big Sky Season 2 trailer released

From visionary storyteller David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies”) comes Big Sky, a thriller created by Kelley, who will write multiple episodes and serve as showrunner in its premiere season. Read more

Another Life Season 2 drops new trailer

Season Two of Another Life is coming as Niko (Katee Sackhoff) prepares to leave the ship for the Achaian vessel. The stakes couldn't get higher as Niko and her crew Read more

I Know What You Did Last Summer TV series teaser released

Hit 90's horror movie "I Know What You Did Last Summer" returns with a fresh new take and brand new cast. Watch the rebooted new series on Amazon Prime Video, Read more

Batwoman Season 3 trailer released

Batwoman Season 3 premieres Wednesday October 13th 2021 on The CW. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay99Vr_lY30

4400 remake trailer released

The remake of 4400 premieres Monday, October 25th 2021. In an instant, at least 4,400 overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized people who had vanished without a trace over the past Read more

Shudder Presents: Elvira’s 40th Anniversary Very Scary, Very Special Special

In celebration of her 40th anniversary, Elvira will lend her unique blend of witty commentary to a four-movie horror marathon that includes Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, House on Haunted Read more

Locke & Key Season 2 trailer released

Locke and Key Season 2 arrives on Netflix on October 22, 2021. Locke & Key follows three siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014. Some would describe him as a teacher, writer, dream weaver, and visionary... some would not...

%d bloggers like this: