As if Netflix wasn’t taking over the world already, they are now teaming up with DreamWorks Animation Television with a view to entering the New Year with a bang and six new original TV series including the return of She-Ra: Princess of Power.
Three of the new series come off the back of their big screen debuts from 2017 with the likes of Trolls, The Boss Baby and Captain Underpants all getting the animated TV treatment and the much loved 80’s cartoon, She-Ra, who is the twin sister to He-Man, will be getting a revival as well. Trolls: The Beat Goes on! will be first off the block on January 19th, 2018. The premiere dates for the rest of the line-up are yet to be confirmed.
Read below for a full breakdown of each new series.
Trolls: The Beat Goes on.
Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village keep the party going in their fantastical forest home.
Executive produced by Matthew Beans (Robot Chicken), the series features Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) and Amanda Leighton (This Is Us, The Fosters) as the voices of Branch and Poppy with original songs written and produced by Alana Da Fonseca (Pitch Perfect 3).
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.
Brandon Sawyer (Penguins of Madagascar)acts as executive producer.
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.
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!
Peabody Award and Emmy-winning Peter Hastings (Animaniacs, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness) serves as executive producer.
The trailblazing girl power icon originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series. With Noelle 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.
Harvey Street Kids
From its never-ending games of kickball to the infinite flavours 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 bestest 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.
The series comes from executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Emmy-winning Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & Ferb, Descendants: Wicked World).
Trollhunters (Part 3)
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.
Trollhunters is created and executive produced by del Toro with Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow), Rodrigo Blaas (Alma) and Chad Hammes (Dragons: Race to the Edge) and Christina Steinberg (Rise of the Guardians) serving as executive producers.
3 Below (Second instalment of Tales of Arcadia Trilogy)
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.