Netflix Preps Trio of New Kids’ Originals


BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix is adding three new original children’s series to its global lineup: The Greenhouse, Stretch Armstrong and Lalaloopsy.

Due to debut in 2017, The Greenhouse is a live-action drama series that takes place in an elite Southern California boarding school, where students are divided into two rival houses that must work together to conquer evil. The show is being adapted by Paula Yoo with showrunner Giora Chamizer, who wrote and created the original series. It is being produced by Nutz Productions, a subsidiary of Ananey Communications.

Also premiering next year is Stretch Armstrong, an animated action comedy from Hasbro Studios. The story follows a busy teenager and his two best friends, who transform into a team of unlikely superheroes after they are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical. The 26-episode series will become available to Netflix members in late 2017.

Lalaloopsy is an animated series featuring all-new original music. The show follows the misadventures of six friends and their pets in a whimsical world. The 13-parter is slated for release in the fall.

“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, the director of global kids’ content at 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.”