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‘A Kind of Spark’ Season 2 Now Streaming in Canada on CBC Gem

Happy Spark Day, Canada! We’re delighted to announce that Season 2 of A Kind of Spark, the award-winning live-action series by 9 Story Media Group has officially launched on CBC TV and CBC Gem in Canada today, Friday, May 31, 2024.

🌟 Stream the full second season here: CBC Gem – A Kind of Spark 🌟

A Kind of Spark is a powerful series about the joys of friendship, sisterhood, the drama of growing up, based on the best-selling book by neurodivergent author, Elle McNicoll.

It tells the inspirational story of an autistic teenager Addie. When she learns about the witch trials that happened centuries ago in her hometown of Juniper, Addie knows that there’s more to the story of these ‘witches’, just as there is more to her own. Series two takes place in the summer following on from the events of series one, and a face from the past and a mysterious bookshop bring new challenges for Addie and her loved ones. Can Addie work out what’s next?

Building on the storylines from season one, the new season of A Kind of Spark also dives into new key themes including growing up through an autistic lens, learning there’s more than one way to be, and how to handle internal and external pressure.

Inclusivity is at the heart of the show both on and off screen. Almost half the cast and crew are neurodivergent, and the production team worked closely with the cast to be mindful of sensory or stimulation points in regard to wardrobe, hair, make-up and set, and each filming location had a sensory room or trailer for cast who needed a safe, quiet space.

Filmed in Northern Ireland with support from Northern Ireland Screen, A Kind of Spark has authentic representation throughout its production with lead characters played by neurodivergent actors including, Addie (Lola Blue), Keedie (Georgia De Gidlow), and Nina (Caitlin Hamilton) along with Bonnie (Ella Maisy Purvis), a new character for series two.

A Kind of Spark is created for television by Anna McCleery (Free Rein, Secret Life of Boys) and executive produced for 9 Story Media Group by Gráinne McNamara. Lead writers are Anna McCleery and Elle McNicoll (A Kind of Spark, Show Us Who You Are) with Karissa Hamilton-Bannis, Vicki Lutas and Scott Payne.

The first season of A Kind of Spark garnered both critical and popular acclaim celebrated by audiences around the world and winning multiple awards this year, including the Children’s Programme award at the RTS Awards 2024 and the Best Children’s Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2024. Elle McNicoll’s book has also won the Blue Peter Book Award and the Overall Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. We can’t wait for all the new and returning A Kind of Spark fans to travel back to the village of Jupiter for a whole new set of powerful and heart-warming stories about friendship, courage and self-belief.

“I’m so thrilled that we are back for season two of A Kind of Spark. The response from audiences has been just incredible and I am proud that our show will continue to show a nuanced and empathetic portrayal of autistic people. Autism is not a binary, it is a vast spectrum, and I’m proud to write for a show that champions this.”

— Elle McNicoll, Bestselling and Award-winning Author and Screenwriter, A Kind of Spark

Stream A Kind of Spark Season 2 NOW in the Canada on CBC Gem and watch on CBC TV. You can also catch more ‘sparks’ on BBC iPlayer in the UK and on BYUtv the US.

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