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Second series of acclaimed kids' TV show Pablo to air this month

Pablo, the acclaimed kids' TV show and brainchild of Co. Down-based production company, Paper Owl Films, will return to screens for a second series this month.

The animated show is centred around the adventures of Pablo - a fun, smart and curious five-year-old boy with autism.

It first aired in 2017, when it became the first ever series to feature an all-autistic cast.

While its colourful animations and exciting storylines have won Pablo popularity with broadcasters and families alike, Pablo is also recognised as an inspirational communicator for parents and children to develop their understanding of the autism spectrum.

The Pablo brand is set for even bigger strides in its global mission to make autism more widely understood. It is soon to become a fully-fledged kids’ franchise with a four-book publishing deal from Penguin, a UK-wide theatre production in partnership with Selladoor and a music album planned for the coming months.

Pablo series 2 consists of 52 episodes each allowing the viewer to see how Pablo deals with surprises, illness, smells and sights, new people, the intensity of his feelings and his own personal interpretation of everyday phrases.

Pablo is voiced by Jake Williamson (13) from Holywood, Co. Down.

Commenting on his return to the leading role, Jake said: “It’s been so good to work on the show as I’ve met the other cast members who are older than me but wrote stories about the same experiences as I had when I was little.

"Now these stories will help the little ones today to be understood. I really hope that schools use the episodes to understand autistic children.”

Pablo will air each weekday on RTÉJr at 6.00pm and 12.00pm at the weekends, whilst CBeebies will air Pablo in the afternoon at 2:35pm every day. Viewers can watch on-demand through BBC Player and RTE Player.

The cast of Pablo at the launch of Series 2 from L-R: Rachel Dickson, Tony Finnegan, Michael White and Jake Williamson.
The cast of Pablo at the launch of Series 2 from L-R: Rachel Dickson, Tony Finnegan, Michael White and Jake Williamson.

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