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The son of Artan

kids fiction ,  9-12

1 season | 8 episodes | 25 min

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‘The son of Artan’ is a mediaeval chivalric tale about a young squire’s quest to defeat the dragon who killed his father and is now terrorising the region.

Wolf wants to take revenge on the dragon Bogdor, who killed his father Artan. He makes a pact with his friends Friso, the crippled son of the village smith, and Cara the fearless daughter of the ‘witch’ Winne: together they will find and slay the dragon. But Wolf’s uncle Sieg has dark reasons to foil Wolf's quest. He becomes the trio’s most formidable opponent.

The series is set in a distant past, but the eternal struggle between good and evil, and universal values ​​like friendship and loyalty make its story recognisable to young and old.

Despite its ‘historical’ setting, the dilemmas and choices in ‘The son of Artan’ are therefore familiar to today's children: friendship, overcoming fear, coping with loss, the choice between good and evil, self-sacrifice, etc. This - along with a delicious dash of heroic combat, dragon roaring and hoof stamping - makes this series a captivating story, brimming with adventure and excitement. But it is also a story full of hope and positive emotions, a story in which friendship and courage are central.

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Original title

De zoon van Artan


Episodes: 8x25'
The making of: 5x10'


Historical adventure series

First broadcast

Dec 21, 2015

Broadcast period

The series: Q4 2015
'The making of': Q1 2016

Production company

Cine3 & Danse la pluie


Klaus Verscheure & Wout Thielemans


Lander Severins, Margot Baars, Ferre Vuye, Amber De Zitter, Louis Talpe, Elvira Out, Geert Van Rampelberg, Kim Hertogs, Stefaan Degand, Ernst ter Linden, Kobe Van Herwegen, Vincenzo De Jonghe, Marc Lauwrys, Robby Cleiren, Kris Cuppens, Wannes Cappelle, Rudy Morren, Emily Hengeveld, Ron De Rauw & Maarten Bosmans

Licensed by

Telenet - Flanders

Co-produced by
VRT, Cine3, Danse La Pluie & Bijker Film&TV