Russell T. Davies is one of the screen writers behind the reboot of Doctor Who (and Torchwood). He’ll be working alongside Phil Ford, who is also in on this Doctor Who bandwagon, on a project backed by BBC and FremantleMedia Enterprises.
Aliens vs. Wizards will be a 12-part series geared towards teh little ones.
According to Davies,
Writing for children is the biggest challenge of all, and I think CBBC (which will air the show in the U.K.) stands right at the heart of broadcasting.
We’re joining genres — the show’s a wild, funny, thrilling and sometimes scary collision of magic and science fiction.
The show is about the conflict between a young wizard named Tom Clarke and aliens called the Nekross. It’s expected to air in the fall of 2012 and chances are there will be a preview at the Mip TV Mart in Cannes this year.