The US streaming service has greenlit new series from Genius Brands, Activision Blizzard, DreamWorks, 41 Entertainment and The Weinstein Company.
Spy Kids: Mission Critical, from TWC, will be a toon series based on the popular Spy Kids live-action movies. Set for 2018, it will follow a brother and sister team as they go through the Spy Kids Academy, a spy school for kids agents.
Based on the Skylanders video game, and from Activision Blizzard, Skylanders Academy, will launch later this year. The animated series will follow a ragtag group of heroes protecting the Skylands universe from evil-doers. Eric Rogers (Futurama) will be the showrunner.
From Andy Heyward’s Genius Brands, Llama Llama is about a llama family and counts Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) among the creative team.
DreamWorks, with whom Netflix has a longstanding programming deal, has a 2017 show for Netflix, Spirit Riding Free, based on the movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, about a wild mustang.
UK prodco Silvergate has won an order from the US streaming service. It will make Hilda, launching in 2018 and based on the Luke Pearson graphic novels about a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home to the bustling city of Trolberg.
Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content for Netflix said: “This passion for discovering great storytelling extends to what we offer our youngest members, and we’re excited today to announce a lineup of original shows that will bring a number of well-known and beloved characters to kids and families around the globe.”