Netflix has given the green light to produce a second season of Genius Brands International’s animated preschool series Llama Llama.
Jennifer Garner returns to voice the lead role of Mama Llama. The sophomore season is currently in production, and two new 30-minute Llama Llama specials are also in development. One special is Mother’s Day-themed.
Also on board season two is an award-winning team of producers, including Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted, Tuck Everlasting, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Magic School Bus series), Andy Heyward (Inspector Gadget, The Real Ghostbusters, Strawberry Shortcake, Madeline, Carmen Sandiego) and Reed Duncan. Emmy Award-winning writer Joe Purdy (Arthur, Hey Arnold!) serves as the head writer and Disney alum Ruben Aquino (Frozen, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan) is art director for the series. Llama Llama is based on the best-selling books by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney.
“With the green light from Netflix and the commitment from Jennifer Garner to star again, we have taken the next step in creating an evergreen global franchise for Llama Llama, and 2018 will no doubt be a banner year for the brand with a second season in the works and a worldwide retail program set to launch,” stated Heyward, the chairman and CEO of Genius Brands International. “Everyone involved in the development and production of season one of Llama Llama—from our cream-of-the-crop production team to the passion that Jennifer brought to the project—went over and beyond to create a truly enchanting series that has resulted in a social media firestorm of support, resonated with parents and children all over the world, and the production of a second season.”
Garner commented: “I love Anna Dewdney’s award-winning, joyful Llama Llama books and am proud to voice Mama Llama on this very special series for Netflix. And now—great news!—Mama Llama and Llama Llama will be back for a second season! Thank you, Netflix—I can’t wait to get to work!”