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TV KLAXON—DEAD END: PARANORMAL PARK.
15 June 2022

Covid-19 delayed Hamish Steele's adaptation of his own DeadEndia series, but Dead End: Paranormal Park opens on June 16th. The man from Blink Industries is chuffed to introduce characters like Barney, Norma, Pugsley and Courtney to Netflix viewers, but he admits the process was far from straightforward.

"I'm ecstatic and to be honest surprised we made it to this moment," Steele says. "It feels like every force in the cosmos was against us, but our team conquered everything thrown their way. I couldn't be prouder."

So what can viewers expect from the animated show set in a theme park haunted house? "Dead End will make you jump with fright one minute and laugh the next... and hopefully get a tear in your eye too. It's a very personal project of mine, but I also think truly crowd pleasing. By the end of the season finale, you'll have gone on quite a journey."


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