Netflix is expanding its content for kids, adding three new original series to its lineup, which includes the iconic Hasbro animated show “Stretch Armstrong,” the streaming service announced on Thursday.
The company also ordered live action drama “The Greenhouse” from Paula Yoo and animated show “Lalaloopsy,” set for a fall 2016 premiere.
“Stretch Armstrong” is about Jake Armstrong and his two best friends. The group is accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical which turns them into Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, a team of superheroes with powers of elongation. It will be a 26-episode series and marks the first time Hasbro Studios is creating original programming for Netflix.
“The Greenhouse” is looking at a 2017 debut and centers on a boarding school in Southern California where students are divided into two rival houses when an evil plot is discovered. Yoo is adapting with Giora Chamizer, who also wrote and created the original series. Nutz Productions will produce.
“Lalaloopsy” brings to life the Lalaloopsy girls, six friends who venture through a whimsical world with their pets. There will be 13 episodes and the series will feature all new original music.
“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. “We know kids love Netflix and that’s in part because they never really outgrow us. We program and recommend new TV shows and movies from preschool through their teen years and into adulthood.”