Netflix Adds 3 Original Kids Series, Including 'Stretch Armstrong'
'The Greenhouse' and 'Lalaloopsy' also get series orders from the U.S. streaming giant.
Netflix on Thursday unveiled another three original kids series for preschoolers to tweens, including Hasbro Studios' animated action show Stretch Armstrong, based on the classic toy.
The U.S. streaming giant also handed out series orders to the live action drama The Greenhouse from Paula Yoo (The West Wing) and Nutz Productions, and the animated show Lalaloopsy, to debut in fall 2016. All three new series will debut simultaneously on Netflix platforms worldwide.
The Greenhouse, set to debut in 2017, portrays an elite boarding school in southern California where students are divided into two rival houses that must join forces when an evil plot is uncovered. Yoo is adapting with showrunner Giora Chamizer, who wrote and created the original series.
Nutz Productions, a subsidiary company of Ananey Communications, is producing The Greenhouse for Netflix. Also headed to Netflix next year is Stretch Armstrong, an animated action/comedy series from Hasbro Studios about an over-scheduled teenager and his two best friends.
The 26 episode series marks the original series from Hasbro Studios for Netflix. And the streamer ordered 13 episodes of Lalaloopsy, an animated series that features the Lalaloopsy girls in a whimsical world.
The latest commissions join a kids lineup at Netflix that includes Degrassi: Next Class, Lost & Found Music Studios and Project Mc². “With roughly half of our 75 million members regularly watching kids content, we’re happy to expand our original slate with these three great series," said Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content for Netflix, in a statement.