Kids classic family story Fungus the Bogeyman has been revived as a 4-part series by Sky 1, to air Christimas 2015.
Raymond Briggs’ classic family story, Fungus the Bogeyman, is coming to Sky 1 in a brand new four-part series.
Comprising both live action and animated elements to bring the well-loved book to life, the show will premiere on the channel during Christmas 2015.
This charming family adventure is a story of smelly monsters, dangerous humans and what happens when the things that go bump in the night move in next door.
We follow Fungus as he goes through his paces, menacing and frightening those on the surface (the ‘Dry Cleaners’) as Bogeymen are meant to do and have always done. Unlike other Bogeyman, Fungus has to navigate his world colliding with our above ground world. Over the course of the four episodes, Fungus and his son Mould journey through the maze of life on the surface, while also discovering the highs and lows of their father and son relationship.
Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1 commented: “I’m beyond excited that Sky 1 and Imaginarium Studios will be bringing the Raymond Briggs’ classic Fungus the Bogeyman squelchingly up to date as a top quality, ambitious and joyous family treat for our customers.”
The series is written by Tom MacRae (Threesome) and the Executive Producers are Chloe Sizer and Jonathan Cavendish for Imaginarium Studios, and Cameron Roach for Sky. The series will be produced by Ben Evans (Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!) and directed by Catherine Morshead (Downton Abbey).
Fungus The Bogeyman is coming to Sky 1 HD at Christmas 2015.
— Sky 1 (@sky1) January 13, 2015