POP, the free-to-air television channel for six to 10-year-old children, will air the UK premiere of the musical adventure-filled animated TV series Barbie: It Takes Two from Saturday April 2.

Created by multinational toy manufacturing and entertainment company Mattel, Barbie: It Takes Two follows Barbie ‘Malibu’ Roberts and Barbie ‘Brooklyn’ Roberts as they enrol in a performing arts high school in New York City. Setting out to record a music demo and taking odd jobs to fund their dreams, the pair still find time to explore the Big Apple and travel back to Malibu to visit family and friends. Filled with stories and friendship, family, passion and perseverance, the series follows the duo as they work and have fun chasing their dreams.

Francesca Newington, director of the POP Channels, said: “We’re really excited to be airing the UK premiere of Barbie: It Takes Two on POP this April because it’s a series that truly reinforces the values of friendship, fun and adventure that POP is all about. Mattel’s talented creative team has done a brilliant job in expanding the Barbie universe to reflect our audience, as well as their love for the captivating musical adventures that Barbie is known for.”

Alex Godfrey, senior director content distribution of Mattel EMEA, added: “Barbie It Takes Two marks Barbie’s return to the series format with beloved faces and all new characters embarking on adventure, fun and friendship. We are proud to expand the Barbie universe to represent our audiences worldwide.”

The UK premiere of Barbie: It Takes Two launches on POP on Saturday April 2 and will air every day.

POPis available on Freeview 206, Sky 614, Virgin 736 or Freesat 603.

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