This winter, AVROTROS will broadcast the new adventure series Casper and the Christmas Angels on the NPO Zapp channel. The series will be screened for family viewing every day between 5 December and Christmas. The cast of Casper and the Christmas Angels includes Horace Cohen, Wendell Jaspers, Rene van ‘t Hof, Juul Vrijdag and Marc-Marie Huijbregts.
Casper and the Christmas Angels is about Casper (Sem Hulsmann), who wants to be an astronaut so he can travel out into deep space. But before he can do this, he has to practice a lot – and of course grow some more. After all, he is only eleven!
The problem he has at the moment is that he has to move from the big city to a mill in the countryside. His parents (Cohen and Jaspers) think this is a good idea because Casper’s sister Loes (Loïs Beekhuizen) is blind. Casper’s mother starts an organic shop in the village and his father works on repairing the mill.
While the rest of the family dive into their new lives with great enthusiasm, Casper just finds it all really stupid. Things start to look up when he meets two strange characters: Ava (Demian Henkes) and Zazu (Noah de Nooij). It quickly turns out that they are not just a pair of quirky characters but are actually angels! The pair of them have got lost and crash-landed on Earth. But in spite of their magical powers, they need help to get back home. Kasper is more than willing to lend a helping hand!
In the meantime, Casper’s mother has become involved in a fierce struggle with the mean supermarket manager (Rene van ‘t Hof) from across the street. He doesn’t like her organic products and tries to sabotage her shop …
The series is directed by Aniëlle Webster. Bart Koene wrote the screenplay.