CBBC’s Wizards Vs Aliens gets third series

New alien race for series 3 of ‘Wizards Vs Aliens’

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Russell T Davies CBBC Sci-fi adventure series, Wizards Vs Aliens has been re-commissioned for a third series.

Created by Davies and Phil Ford (The Sarah Jane Adventures, Doctor Who), the fast-paced drama stars stars Scott Haran as wizard Tom Clarke and Percelle Ascott as his scientific friend Benny as they attempt to stop the Nekross, who are threatening to destroy all of wizardkind – and the Earth – in their pursuit of magic.

In this brand-new series, the pace steps up as Tom and Benny come face to face with a new alien race and a whole variety of magical creatures. Meanwhile, Varg has a new wife by his side, but the mysterious Lady Lyzera has a secret of her own…

Controller of CBBC, Cheryl Taylor, said: “CBBC is the home of thrilling and inspiring drama for children and Wizards Vs Aliens is a perfect example of that. The series is vivid and brave and our audience loves the portrayal of loyal friendship alongside exciting alien battles and stunning wizardry. Children want to talk about Tom, Benny and the Nekross and we know they’ll be delighted to hear a third series is being conjured up by the talented team in Wales.”

Series three will be executive produced by Phil Ford and Nikki Wilson for BBC Wales and Sue Nott for CBBC.

Wizards Vs Aliens is produced by BBC Cymru Wales, and will start production in April at the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff and on location around the area for transmission in 2014/15.