Hong Kong – Cartoon Network announced on June 2 the greenlight on production for a fourth and fifth season of global hit animated series, The Amazing World of Gumball further building on the channel’s hugely successful comedy slate. Produced in the UK, the family-centric sitcom now airs on Turner channels in 126 countries and has become a global hit since launch in late 2010.

Cartoon Network EMEA has commissioned 40 x 22’ episodes for seasons four and five of the show, which has scooped 24 international awards to date including five BAFTAs. Production will take place at Cartoon Network’s EMEA studio, Great Marlborough Productions, in Shoreditch, London, from this month with episodes set to be delivered from 2015.

The Amazing World of Gumball 

Now in its second season, The Amazing World of Gumball cleverly combines live action with 2D and 3D animation to chart the adventures of the energetic and fearless blue cat – Gumball – and his idiosyncratic family, The Wattersons. The series is created by Ben Bocquelet, executive produced by Sarah Fell and directed by Mic Graves.

The show reached more than 17 million viewers across each quarter of 2013 on Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific, and is consistently a top performer on the channel. The popularity ofThe Amazing World of Gumball extends across diverse Asian cultures, and has achieved a number one timeslot ranking in Singapore, Taiwan and Pakistan amongst competing kids channels during the latest quarter.