Netflix and DreamWorks Animation’s long term partnership is bearing even more fruit. The duo have announced a massive six show slate for 2018, which includes adaptations of recent theatrical films like The Boss Baby and Captain Underpants, as well as the revival of She-Ra: Princess of Power.
Trolls: The Beat Goes On – Debuting January 19, 2018 on Netflix
Picking up where the film left off, the Netflix original series is an all-new chapter in the the adventures of the Trolls Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village. Executive produced by Matthew Beans, the series features Skylar Astin and Amanda Leighton as the voices of Branch and Poppy respectively with original songs written and produced by Alana Da Fonseca. The series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France.
From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) comes a modern take on the 1980s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. The trailblazing property 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, led by a warrior princess tailor made for today. The series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
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. From Emmy-winning executive producer Brandon Sawyer, the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
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 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. From executive producer Brendan Hay and Emmy-nominated supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos, the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
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! From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings, the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
Trollhunters (Part 3) and 3 Below (Second installment of Tales of Arcadia Trilogy)
DreamWorks Trollhunters Part 2, from Guillermo del Toro, premieres Dec. 15 on Netflix, with a third and final chapter of the Emmy-winning series set to debut in 2018. 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.
Which of Netflix/DreamWorks’ 2018 shows excite you most? She-Ra is a pretty interesting property to revive. The show came out in the 1980s as an attempt to sell the world of He-Man/Masters of the Universe to a girls market. While multiple attempts to revive He-Man have been made in the recent past, the franchise’s last big outing was the short lived 2002 reboot. Take that Prince Adam, She-Ra’s back before you!