CAKE and Fresh TV to Bring Back Animated Reality Series, Total Drama Island for Cartoon Network and HBO Max

Member News  |  17 February 2021

The leading kids’ entertainment specialist and award-winning Canadian producer announced two new seasons of the hit animated reality show.

Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE and award-winning Canadian producer Fresh TV have announced two new seasons (26 half hours) of the hit animated reality show, Total Drama Island to be broadcast on Cartoon Network and HBO Max in the US.

The long-awaited return revisits the original Total Drama Island format while introducing an updated cast of quirky, iconic teen contestants, as they face hard core competition, brutal eliminations and more drama than ever before.

Returning as host, Chris McLean is accompanied by the camp’s favourite, Chef Hatchet, as they challenge contestants to embark on even more action-filled adventures. Taking place in the run-down Camp Wawanakwa, contestants must give it their all as they compete in extreme baking, TikToking, drag racing and “disaster and horror movie inspired challenges” for a chance to win the one million dollar prize.

Paying homage to both classic and present-day reality shows, Total Drama Island promises once again to take reality TV to the next level with insane competitions, major intrigue and brutally honest confessionals guaranteed to delight fans everywhere.

“Total Drama Island is the most exciting show we’ve ever worked on. Bringing a whole new generation of campers to life is a dream come true.” 

Tom McGillis, President, Fresh TV.

The first animated reality series for tweens Total Drama Island first launched in 2007 and became an instant phenomenon leading to six additional seasons and a multi-award-winning franchise, which continues to air successfully worldwide, attracting an active fan following.

“After fourteen years, we felt the time was right to revisit the island and introduce a whole new audience to Camp Wawanakwa with a new cast of unforgettable characters representing today’s teens.”

Ed Galton, CCO & Managing Director at CAKE

Created by Tom McGillis and Jennifer Pertsch, Total Drama Island is produced by Fresh TV and distributed internationally by CAKE.

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