Buck

kids fiction

1 season | 32 episodes | 15 min

available as ready made available as format

For the insecure and nondescript Elias, teenage life is a minefield. He takes his mind off it by playing his favourite video game, in which digital hero Commander Buck always saves the day. When Elias plays, he forgets all about his two irritating older sisters, his busy single mum, the bully in his new school, the world…

Elias’s room is his refuge, a place where nobody bothers him. Until one day... Commander Buck himself is standing next to Elias’s bed. And from then on, everything changes!

In this coming-of-age story, we follow Elias’s transformation into a confident adolescent, who dares to be who he wants to be: someone who stands up to the school bully, someone who doesn’t just let people push in front of him in the checkout queue, someone who isn’t too timid to reveal his feelings to the girl of his dreams...

This process in naturally one of trial and error. Sometimes painful, sometimes funny, but always real.

 

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Details

Original title

Buck

Genre

Dramedy / Coming of age

Target group

9-12

First broadcast

Dec 10, 2018

Production company

VRT & Zodiak Belgium

Producer(s)

Serge Bierset & Riet De Prins

Director(s)

Douglas Boswell

Writer(s)

Steve De Wilde & Bart Vaessen

Cast

Bram Spooren, Robbert Vervloet, Ina De Winne, Tine Roggeman, Ini Massez, Annabet Ampofo, Leonard Santos & Nathan Gybels

Licensed by

Kazachstan
Slovenia

Ratings

Average market share (4+) of 38,8%

Extra online content

Vlogs (4x5') made by character Stan

 

Brand extensions

Gaming app of Buck available

 

International version

Some episodes are dubbed in English as well