1:04pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Netflix Sets Kids Interactive Animated Series 'Battle Kitty'
Netflix is working on a new kids interactive animated series, Battle Kitty, which allows the viewer to go on an adventure to help defeat the monsters on “Battle Island,” a futuristic-medieval world.
Battle Kitty was created by Matt Layzell, who will be the series showrunner and executive producer. Layzell's background as an animator includes Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball. He has been a supervising director on Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig, and held supervising roles on Cartoon Network’s Apple and Onion and Netflix’s Pinky Malinky. Battle Kitty originated as The Adventures of Kitty & Orc on Layzell’s Instagram.
“Battle Kitty is a mirror reflection of Matt himself — an inspiring, surprising, and incredibly fun show that is infused at every turn with huge amounts of both humor and heart,” Melissa Cobb, vp kids and family at Netflix, said Tuesday in a statement.
Following on the heels of its interactive episode Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Netflix also announced the interactive series You vs. Wild on Monday.
A release date wasn’t announced.