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15th Jun 2021

Late Late Show favourite Adam King to star in animated series

Stephen Porzio

Inspired by Adam, it will be a preschool adventure-comedy series set in space.

Late Late Show favourite Adam King will be starring in an animated series titled ‘Adam ❤ Adventure!’

According to Irish animation studio Kavaleer Productions, the show will be a preschool adventure-comedy series set in space with an environmental slant and is inspired by Adam himself.

The 2D animation will feature comedy-themed quests and will depict the show’s hero on a mission to help aliens around the galaxy solve problems – usually of their own making – using his space-smarts and altruistic personality.

The show’s creator Andrew Kavanagh said in a statement: “Adam stole the hearts of the nation when he appeared on the Late Late Toy Show last year. His message of following your dreams, no matter what challenges you face, inspired me to create this show.

“With Adam as our CAPCOM, we’re excited and thrilled to be embarking on our latest mission!”

It will be the first Irish children’s programme to feature a wheelchair user as a protagonist.

Adam’s father David King said about the show: “We believe in the importance and power of representation of difference in the stories we tell our children. That is why we are thrilled that Adam, our beloved son and a child with additional needs, is going to be the star of this wonderful cartoon.

“Through this cartoon, we hope other children and families will benefit from the power of seeing difference represented in the wonderful stories and characters of Adam ❤ Adventure!”

The show began development in April and has been selected for inclusion at the 2021 edition of the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse in France this September.

When Adam appeared on last November’s The Late Late Toy Show, the young boy from Cork told Ryan Tubridy about his love for all things intergalactic, all while blessing the audience with a “virtual hug”.

Recently Adam appeared on the Late Late Show again after he received a personalised letter from US President Joe Biden – alongside the gift of American and Irish flags that were onboard missions to space.

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