'DreamWorks Dragons' Moves to Netflix
DreamWorks Dragons, the animated children's program based on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, is switching homes.
After two seasons on Cartoon Network, the half-hour series will be moving to streaming service Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The new installments will be available beginning in spring 2015 in all territories.
The new season of DreamWorks Dragons will continue to serve as a bridge between the 2010 feature and the sequel, which hits theaters June 13 and premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, who voiced the two Viking heroes in the How to Train Your Dragon films, are set to return, along with Christopher Mintz-Plasse and T.J. Miller.
“The How to Train Your Dragon franchise has been incredible to work with,” said DreamWorks Dragons showrunners Art Brown and Douglas Sloan. “There is so much rich material available to us in the TV world that we can really dig in and create a different yet complementary experience to the feature films.”
“We are happy to be adding Dragons to our growing slate of original series for kids,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix vp original content. “This is one of DreamWorks Animation’s most beloved set of characters and we know that kids and families will be enjoying them for years to come.”
DreamWorks Dragons wrapped on Cartoon Network, which airs original series Ben 10 and Adventure Time, in March after a 40-episode run. Netflix continues to ramp up its original programming and is particularly honing in on properties with built-in audiences. Earlier this week, Netflix and Marvel unveiled its star for Daredevil, just one of several comic-book series that will launch on the streaming service.