Lazy Town creator Magnús Scheving has decided to hand the reins of the 20-year project over to the Turner Broadcasting System.
Viðskiptablaðið reports that Magnús intends to be on hand as a consultant and “special ambassador” to Lazy Town for at least the next two to three years.
“Since Turner bought the company in 2011, two new seasons of Lazy Town have been produced,” Magnús said in a statement to the press. “After the last season’s production, we crossed the impressive milestone of over 100 episodes of life in Lazy Town – which is the amount needed to meet the demand of the youngest generation in the future.”
Turner intends to premiere the new season of Lazy Town this fall, and will also invest heavily in Lazy Town theatre productions while building up the show’s presence on the internet. In the meantime, Magnús intends to turn his attentions to “other projects” that he has not been able to work on due to the workload of Lazy Town.
“I am proud and pleased that Lazy Town is in the hands of one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world,” said Magnús. “It’s a good feeling that the next generation can experience Lazy Town on the stage, just like it was when this adventure began 20 years ago.”
A special performance of Lazy Town, to be shown at the National Theatre of Iceland, is currently in production.