New ‘Garfield’ TV Series On the Way

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By: E&P Staff

Paws Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Dargaud Marina of Paris, France, to produce and distribute a new animated “Garfield” TV series.

The first season of the show — available in English and French versions — will have 26 half-hour episodes.

Mark Evanier is writing the series in collaboration with French writers. Evanier also wrote the popular “Garfield and Friends” show that appeared on CBS-TV starting in 1988.

The “Garfield” comic strip runs in about 2,600 newspapers via Universal Press Syndicate. Paws Inc. is “Garfield” creator Jim Davis’ Indiana-based company.

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