Born to Spy
Born to Spy
THE NEW ACTION-COMEDY SERIES FOR KIDS FROM CREATOR JUSTINE FLYNN AND MULTI-AWARD WINNING AQUARIUS FILMS, MAKERS OF THE UNLISTED
Teenage Yu Na Park and her younger brother Min had lives that could be described as textbook dull. But everything changed the day they woke to find that their parents were missing – and all that was left behind was a breakfast spread, $5.90 and a note saying: Morning my darlings, we’ve had to hightail it out of here. Love you. Keep safe until we get back. Don’t trust anyone. Act normal. Don’t let ANYONE know we’re away. Love Mum and Dad XX PS: Please feed the dog.
Everything in Min and Yu Na’s life is flipped upside down, as they gradually uncover the truth: their unremarkable parents are in fact high-ranking, international spies, their family business is a sham and their pleasant suburban house harbors a state-of-the-art spy headquarters. To make matters worse, it appears as though their parents might actually be working for the ‘wrong’ side.
The siblings soon become aware they’re being watched by suspicious people everywhere they go. As they begin to understand the life-and-death stakes of the mission their parents have been sent on, they need to step up and pretend that their parents are still around, continue life as usual, fight off baddies with the help of their mismatched ragamuffin bunch of friends, and figure out how to get their parents back – before something seriously bad happens!
A high stakes action-comedy that empowers its characters, Born to Spy will continue in the tradition of movies and series that kids have always loved: the Spy Kids trilogy, The Spy Next Door, The Umbrella Academy, Home Alone and My Babysitter’s A Vampire.
Yu Na, Min and their friends need to be resourceful and creative in the face of increasingly overwhelming odds, while facing the same challenges as all school aged kids – not least the effort required to just get along!
Born to Spy strikes the perfect and totally awesome balance between comedy and spy-action. Shot in Sydney, and introducing a dynamic, new, culturally diverse cast that speaks directly to our multi-cultural audience, we believe that it will be a massive hit!
ABC Head of Children’s Production