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New comedy adventure series Nova Jones to air on CBBC and RTÉ Two

Nova Jones

Date Posted: September 15, 2021

Nova Jones, a brand-new comedy-adventure series from Jam Media that orbits around an 18-year-old pop star and her 12-year-old sister and manager as they go on a concert tour throughout the galaxy will air on CBBC and RTÉ Two from Wednesday 22nd September at 5pm.

Nova Jones was filmed on location in Belfast with funding from Northern Ireland Screen and Screen Ireland.

Singer Molly Rainford takes the title role as the trendsetting singing sensation and newcomer Grace Barkley is cast as McLaren, her younger but more mature, sister.

With original music throughout, Nova Jones oozes talent and makes an impact with her out-of-this-world fashion. While Nova is playing sell-out gigs to her legions of fans across the universe, it’s up to McLaren to organise her superstar big sister’s tour schedule, her many moods, and to untangle the various knotty situations that Nova gets them into!

From intense chart battles to monsters on the loose, from confronting a space troll to helping a talking plant save the environment, the universe offers up an infinitely crazy set of problems for a hard-working legend and her even-harder working sister.

Molly Rainford says: “Nova Jones is definitely a lovable diva and playing her is a dream come true. Performing super catchy tunes in sparkly costumes is so much fun. It’s a pleasure to be a part of the Jefferson crew!”

Also travelling the universe on board, the Jefferson Spaceship are The Captain (John Lynn) and his robot arm named Digit; his excitable companion Sid (David Byrne); Kid Songwriter (Samuel Palliser Kehoe); messy baby / culinary genius Chef Din-Dins (Ace Bradley Donaldson) and a crew of colourful aliens. On their travels they come across showbiz journalist Bobbles Smithsonian (Christina Bennington), pop rival Johnarchy (Luke Coughlan), his manager Malcolm (Charlie Reid) and The Host of Universe Has Talent (Kevin McGahern).

The Executive Producers for JAM Media are Alan Shannon and John Rice and the Executive Producer for CBBC is Sarah Muller. It was created by Helen Serafinowicz (Motherland) with Head Writer Andrew Ellard (Script Editor for Miranda, Detectorists and Red Dwarf). Original songs are written by Matthew Graham and Jessica Hammond (Konica).

Nova Jones airs on CBBC and RTÉ on Wednesday 22nd September at 5pm.

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