Peppa Pig has been renewed until 2027 with 104 new episodes – and parents have VERY mixed reactions
SORRY parents! Peppa Pig is not going anywhere and is here to stay.
The popular kids’ TV show has been renewed for another six years, and there are a staggering 104 new episodes coming your way.
Deadline reported how animation studios Astley Baker Davies (ABD), who are the original creators of the show, are stepping back, and UK studio Karrot is taking over.
However, the show will stay largely the same, with the beloved music, voiceovers and style remaining unchanged.
The animators will also stay the same, and move to the new studio company, including head writer Phill Hall, who has worked on the show for 14 years.
However, the people who launched Peppa Pig, Neville Astley, Mark Baker, and Phil Davies, will no longer be involved.
They said: "Peppa Pig has been a huge part of our lives. It's a source of great pride that it's given joy to so many children for so many years.
"Peppa will always be close to our hearts and we couldn't be more pleased to be passing the torch to the extraordinarily talented team of artists at Karrot."
ABD added: "We decided that now is time for us to give ourselves the space to work on other projects without the day-to-day of producing Peppa."
One dismayed parent reacted to the news of six more years of Peppa Pig, saying: "Peppa Pig has been renewed for 104 new episodes. Please. No."
Another added: "We will never escape."
Peppa Pig launched on our screens back in 2004 and has become a household staple being broadcast in more than 180 territories and in 40 different languages.
Last year, Peppa Pig actress Harley Bird quit the series after 13 years despite making £1,000 an hour.
The actress confirmed she is stepping down from the gig to make way for nine-year-old Amelie Bea.
She said: "Becoming the voice of Peppa at the age of five was the start of an incredible journey, and I'll never forget my time on the show.
"The people that work on Peppa Pig have become like a family to me and they've given me some unforgettable memories.
"I wish Amelie the best of luck in the role and am looking forward to starting the next chapter in my life."
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