Dreamworks has already delivered one hit animated series on Netflix, ‘Trollhunters’, the second season of which will be available to stream this Friday. A third and final season has now been announced for 2018. These three installments serve as the first part of a larger trilogy, ‘Tales of Arcadia’. Part 2, ‘3 Below’ will also premiere in 2018. But now, Dreamworks and Netflix are re-teaming for five more animated shows, including a reboot of ‘She-Ra’.
From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson comes a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. The trailblazing property originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy demand for a female-led fantasy series. The series is described as 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.
‘She-Ra’ was created as a female companion series to ‘He-Man and the Masters of the Universe’. Filmation created the original ’80s cartoon and the theatrical animated film ‘The Secret of the Sword’, while Mattel produced a line of toys under the banner ‘Princess of Power’.
Noelle Stevenson has won numerous awards for her original comic works ‘Lumberjanes’ and ‘Nimona’. She has also written for Marvel Comics and Disney on the cartoon ‘Wander Over Yonder’.
In addition to ‘She-Ra’ and ‘3 Below’, Dreamworks is also creating an animated series based on the kids’ book series ‘Captain Underpants’, ongoing adaptations of their movies ‘Trolls’ and ‘The Boss Baby’ and ‘Harvey Street Kids’ based on characters from Harvey Comics.
“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 supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos, the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018.
“The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants”
Based on the books by Dav Pilkey, this new series 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 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)
“Trollhunters” Part 2, from Guillermo del Toro, premieres on Netflix, on Friday, Dec. 15, 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. “Trollhunters” was created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro with Marc Guggenheim, Rodrigo Blaas, Chad Hammes, and Christina Steinberg also serving as executive producers. Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman serve as co-executive producers.
Have you enjoyed ‘Trollhunters’ so far? Does that make you more or less excited to see these new joint ventures? How do you feel about the return of ‘She-Ra’?