Ever since Turbo FAST came out in 2013, DreamWorks Animation Television has proven to be a big player of Netflix with their many platform-exclusive animated shows, many of which are spinoffs of their movies. That tradition is set to continue with DreamWorks and Netflix announcing (via Variety) six brand new shows arriving in 2018, which should keep fans occupied during the DreamWorks’ year-long absence from animated features during that year.
A breakdown of each show is listed below:
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!
Time to get that groove on! First in line is Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, which brings us back to the colorful musical world of Troll Village, but this time in 2D animation. The series primarily centers on the two leads Branch and Poppy, who this time will be voiced by Skylar Astin and Amanda Leighton, respectively. Original songs written by Alana Da Fonseca will also be featured in the show.
Executive produced by Matthew Beans (Dawn of the Croods), the series is scheduled to arrive on Netflix on January 19, 2018. In the meantime, you can get sneak peek in the embedded trailer below:
DreamWorks reaches into its DreamWorks Classics library to bring ’80s Filmation icon She-Ra (the twin sister of He-Man) to a modern audience. Headed by Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), She-Ra is a timely-epic tale of the famous princess warrior that aims to deliver the themes of female friendship and empowerment.
The Boss Baby: Back in Business
The Boss Baby is back in business in… well, The Boss Baby: Back in Business. Helmed by Emmy-winning executive producer Brandon Sawyer (The Penguins of Madagascar), and based on the 2017 hit movie, this series brings together Boss Baby and partner-in-crime brother Tim as they work around the corporate environment of Baby Corp while also trying to maintain a work-life balance at the same time.
Harvey Street Kids
In Harvey Street Kids, every day on the titular street is a wild child-like adventure. A place with endless kickball, infinite ice cream flavours, and the best climbing tree you can dream of. All this is possible thanks to the self-appointed guardians of the street, which comes in the form of the Harvey Girls – Audrey, Lotta, and Dot. The original series comes from executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods) and supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos (Descendants: Wicked World).
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
Tra La LAAAAA!! After 2017’s hilariously faithful Captain Underpants movie, DreamWorks is giving the waistband warrior his own Netflix series in The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants!
Executive produced by Peter Hastings (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), the series will focus on George Beard and Harold Hutchens, best friends who love to prank and make comics. When trouble strikes, they will transform their mean principle Mr. Krupp into the amazing Captain Underpants to save the day. It’s not known how closely the show will follow Dav Pilkey’s book series, but it’s something that should interest fans, including me.
Trollhunters (Part 3) and 3 Below (Second installment of Tales of Arcadia Trilogy)
With Part Two of Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters arriving just around the corner on December 15, 2017, production is well underway for the third and final chapter in 2018. But that won’t be the end just yet, as 3 Below, the second series in the Tales of Arcadia trilogy will be debuting in late 2018.
3 Below focus on two royal alien teenagers who crash land in Arcadia while escaping a hostile invasion of their home planet. Now the two must adapt to life in high school and repair their ship while hiding from intergalactic bounty hunters chasing them down. The final chapter of the trilogy, Wizards, will arrive in 2019.