With The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker you get two new interconnecting series coming at you at the exact same time!
Showrunner Anthony Q. Farrel (The Office) is trying to do something completely different with his two new family comedies…tell the story of one blended family from two very different angles, on two completely different show.
This new and groundbreaking concept enhances traditional TV by creating two stand-alone comedy series, each with their own storylines and episodes, while still connected by larger overarching plotlines tying the two independent shows together. Think 2x 30mins series that flow into each other; but also stand on their own as independent series.
The Parker Andersons follows Tony Parker, a British widower and father of two (Nathan and Amelia), who moves to the United States, where he marries Cleo Anderson, the mother of two kids (Victoria and Charlie). All together, they quickly discover that sometimes being “blended” feels a lot like being in a blender.
Amelia Parker centers around the quietest member of the Parker Anderson family, a tween girl who is coming into her own. After her mother died, Amelia became selectively mute, figuring that before she participates in the world again, she’d better find her voice. In confessionals, we see that Amelia is actually an opinionated, vivacious girl, who openly explains her hopes, anxieties and fears in virtual conversations with her deceased mom.
Each series has its own storylines and episodes, while still connected by larger overarching plotlines tying the two independent shows together.
Anthony Q. Farrell serves as showrunner, head writer and executive producer for both series. Farrell has written for NBC’s The Office, CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie, and Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans. He has developed TV series for CBS Studios, Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network amongst others. He is the creator of Secret Life of Boys, the BAFTA-winning CBBC series. Farrell brings unparalleled talent, humor and leadership to really form the true essence of both shows. He has assembled a richly talented and diverse team of writers and directors to assist him in ensuring that the stories for both shows are not only entertaining, but also authentic.
Millie Davis has been acting in film and television since the age of four. Her recent acting credits include Universal Pictures’ Good Boys, Apple TV’s See and Lionsgate’s Wonder. Millie had a recurring role on Space/BBC America’s critically-acclaimed Orphan Black, and played the lead role of “Ms. O” on TVO/PBS’ Television hit Odd Squad. Davis reprised the role of “Ms. O” on the big screen in Odd Squad: The Movie, and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for her performance. She can currently be heard voicing the lead role of “Esme” in HBO Kids’ Esme and Roy, and on Netflix’s Mighty Express. Davis just wrapped a performance in the title role of “Lamya” in WestEnd’s animated feature film Lamya’s Poem, due out this year.
Our Bonnie Laufer spoke with Showrunner Anthony Q. Farrel and star Millie Davis about working on these two groundbreaking series.
The Parker Andersons and Amelia Parker premieres in Canada on the Super Channel on April 19, 2021. Same day as BYUtv in the U.S.
Check out both interview below