I’ve said this before, and I’m going to say it again, but TV series are the “in” thing right now. Not only that, but there are some pretty incredible shows out there. Further, Netflix is often behind a lot of them. Which is what my topic is about today. Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television are looking to bring us six new original series in the new year. What can we expect from this partnership? To start, Trolls: The Beat Goes On! This animated family-friendly show will pick up where the animated movie left off. The new series will follow new adventures of these adorable creatures. It’s expected to premiere on January 19, 2018. And we couldn’t be happier!
But that’s not the only retro show that they are looking at. This one might be on top for me as this was one of my favorite’s growing up. I even had the castle. Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stephenson will bring us a modern take on She-Ra, Princess of Power. If you aren’t familiar, She-Ra is also the twin sister to the all-powerful He-Man. I enjoyed both shows as a child, but I’m excited to see the female version making a comeback. I’m also thrilled that both DreamWorks AND Netflix are behind the remake. What more could a girl ask for? (Actually, let’s not go there)
The Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the endlessly upbeat adventures of the Trolls as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village keep the party going in their fantastical forest home.
The trailblazing girl power icon originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. With Stevenson’s unique voice at the helm, fans are in store for an epic and timely tale that celebrates female friendship and empowerment, lead by a warrior princess tailor-made for today.
The Boss Baby: Back in Business
Boss Baby, with the help of his big brother and partner-in-crime Tim, continues to navigate the cutthroat corporate jungle gym of Baby Corp, while angling to achieve the near-impossible: the work-life balance of a modern career baby.
Harvey Street Kids
From its never-ending games of kickball to the infinite flavors of its ice cream truck to the greatest climbing tree in the universe, every day on Harvey Street feels like a Saturday. And that’s largely thanks to the Harvey Girls – Audrey, Lotta, and Dot – the block’s self-appointed guardians and the world’s best BFFs. They will do whatever it takes to keep Harvey Street the best block to never grow up on and transform every afternoon into a wild adventure. Unfortunately, there is no trailer available for this one. Keep checking back on Netflix’s website for more information as this series progresses.
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
Based on the epic books by Dav Pilkey, DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants follows the adventures of George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two best friends who’ve bonded through their love of pranking, comic books and being the thorns in Principal Krupp’s side. Their fun gets them mixed up in adventures crazier than their outrageous comic books, which is when they call on their greatest creation: Captain Underpants!
Trollhunters (Part 3)
DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, from Guillermo del Toro, premieres on Netflix, on Friday, Dec. 15, with a third and final chapter of the Emmy-winning series set to debut in 2018.
3 Below (Second Installment of Tales of Arcadia Trilogy)
3 Below, the second series in the previously announced Tales of Arcadia trilogy, will premiere in late 2018 and feature two royal teenage aliens and their bodyguard who flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet. A final chapter, Wizards, is set to debut in 2019.