We've gone through all the rumored or confirmed programming that we will be getting exclusively through Netflix in the next year or so and pulled out all the shows that pertain to the voice acting world to create an easy guide for you guys to see what you should keep an eye out for.
Perhaps the highlights of the group though will be the brand new Castlevania project, the return of the Magic School Bus, a miniseries based around one of the best animated films of all-time, Watership Down and the new series based on the classic toy, Stretch Armstrong!
March 24: Bottersnikes & Gumbles Season 2 [Kid’s Show]
“Bottersnikes & Gumbles is a fast-paced community comedy series that follows the adventures of three young Gumbles -Tink, Bounce and Willi – as they bounce about and play while avoiding getting tin-canned by their lazy and grumpy neighbors, the Bottersnikes. Developed and adapted from the much loved Bottersnikes & Gumbles books, this new CGI-animated series is created by Cheeky Little, Mighty Nice and CAKE and co-commissioned by Netflix, BBC and Channel 7 Australia.”
March 31: Dinotrux Season 4 [Kid’s Show]
“Welcome to a world of giant creatures that are half dinosaur, half construction vehicle and all awesome in Dinotrux, the Netflix original series from DreamWorks! Meet Ty Rux, a massive Tyrannosaurus Trux, and his best friend Revvit, a razor-sharp Reptool. Together, the Dinotrux and Reptools join forces for the first time ever to build a bigger, better world and battle back against the biggest and baddest of them all: D-Structs, who threatens to wreck everything they’ve built.”
April 14: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return Season 1
Fans of the movie-mocking Mystery Science Theater 3000 had their wildest dreams come true when a successful Kickstarter campaign resulted in the show getting revived for a whole new season of episodes making fun of more movies.
The cast includes comedian Jonah Ray as the new observer and to his immediate left and right are Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn as the new voices of robots Crow and Tom Servo. On the outer left and right are Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt as evil scientists. Meanwhile, series creator Joel Hodgson is hiding there in the back on the right while the revival’s director Robert Cohen (Fresh Off the Boat, Maron) is in the background.
September 2017: Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 3
Thirteen new episodes will be released in September of 2017. It was also revealed that the series has a 78-episode commitment from Netflix, which should equate to a six season run.
2017 TBD: Bojack Horseman Season 4
“Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary 90’s sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom Horsin’ Around, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, in the presence of his human sidekick Todd (Aaron Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack is primed for his comeback…”
Season 4 is scheduled for Summer 2017.
2017 TBA: Castlevania Season 1 Part 1
Netflix has greenlit a tv series based on the video game Castlevania. Season 1, Part 1 is coming out sometime in 2017 and Part 2 will hit the streaming service in 2018. Adi Shankar (Dredd), comic book writer Warren Ellis (Planetary), and executive producer Fred Seibert (Adventure Time) are working on the animated series, which Shankar says has a “Game of Thrones vibe to it.” He also guarantees it’ll conclude “the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation.”
2017 TBD: Death Note [Movie]
“Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.”
Directed by Adam Wingard and starring Willem Dafoe, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Nat Wolff, and Masi Oka.
2017 TBD: Kibaoh Klashers Season 1 [Kid’s Show]
A young beetle named Dylan realizes his destiny is to become a car racing champion in Kibaoh Klashers, a new animated series from Saban Brands. After learning of his parents’ success at the grand Battle Blades racing tournament, Dylan is eager to follow in their winning footsteps. However, when a crooked prime minister plans to use the high-profile event to take the throne of the Beetle Realm, it’s up to Dylan and his ragtag team of friends to challenge evil, win the tournament and save the world. Kids can join Dylan on his heroic path to self-discovery when Kibaoh Klashers launches on Netflix around the world next year.
2017 TBD: Kong: King of the Apes Season 2 [Kid’s Show]
“In the season one finale, we find our heroes Kong and Lukas falling into a volcano at the hands of their main antagonist, Botila. At the start of season two, the fate of the group will be revealed and viewers will discover a prehistoric underworld where dinosaurs roam the land, pterosaurs soar and giant insects still exist. Will Kong, Lukas and their loyal team manage to save the Earth from Botila’s plans to replace nature with technology? Netflix members worldwide will find out in 2017, with the launch of the series’ second season.”
2017 TBD: LEGO Elves Season 1
“LEGO Elves picks up with its hero character Emily Jones as she returns through the portal to Elvendale with her little sister, Sophie. After charming many of the Elves upon her arrival, Sophie is taken by the cruel Goblin King and his evil minions. Emily and her cast of Elf friends head deep into a magical forest to save her sister and free Goblin Village from its tyrannical king.”
Adding to the existing line-up of Netflix original series from The LEGO Group (LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One and LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship), LEGO Elves will launch worldwide on Netflix in 2017 with 8 new episodes.
2017 TBD: Llama Llama Season 1 [Kid’s Show]
“Based on the award-winning and best selling book series by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, Llama Llama is an animated show about childhood moments and adventures, as well as the special connections between lead character Llama, his parents, grandparents and best friends. Set to premiere in 2017 to Netflix members worldwide, Llama Llama tells heart-warming tales of life in a safe, friendly town seen through the eyes of Llama as he interacts with the amazing world around him.”
The series is led by an all-star team of creators including Oscar®-winning director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), director Saul Blinkoff (Doc McStuffins), showrunner Joe Purdy, legendary art director Ruben Aquino (Frozen, The Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan) and Emmy®-award winning producers Jane Startz and Andy Heyward.
2017 TBD: Magic School Bus Rides Again Season 1 [Kid’s Show]
“Ms. Frizzle and her class along with an inventive high-tech bus that invites children on high-flying hijinks that introduce the incredible world of science.” Kate McKinnon provides the voice of Ms. Frizzle.
2017 TBD: Perfect Bones [Anime Series]
“Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, Perfect Bones is set in the future where scientists have tried to create the “perfect human” in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through several children, the scientists send their “new humans” for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.”
This marks the first ever original anime title to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries around the world. The series will consist of 12 episodes.
2017 TBD: Spirit Riding Free
“Inspired by the Oscar® nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Spirit Riding Free follows the heartfelt journey of a wild mustang who could not be tamed. A whole new generation will experience all the daring adventures when Spirit meets a girl named Lucky whose courage matches his own. Together they push limits, harness the power of friendship and discover what it means to be free. With their best friends by their side, they explore a world filled with endless rides, magnificent horses and never-ending fun.”
The series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France.
2017 TBA: Stretch Armstrong Season 1 [Kid’s Show]
“From Hasbro Studios comes an animated action/comedy series about overscheduled teenager Jake Armstrong and his two best friends. When the trio are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical, they become STRETCH ARMSTRONG and the FLEX FIGHTERS, a team of unlikely superheroes who expand beyond the confines of their lives and embark on a series of adventures.”
The 26 episode series marks the first time Hasbro Studios is creating original programming for Netflix and will be available to members in late 2017.
2017 TBD: Super Monsters Season 1 [Kid’s Show]
“From acclaimed producer Avi Arad comes Super Monsters, an all-new animated series for kids following the adventures of six friends and their not-so traditional preschool experience. As preschoolers with super powers, Drac, Cleo, Lobo, Katya, Zoe and Frankie are students with dual identities: humans by day and magical monsters by night. Enrolled at the prestigious Pitchfork Pines Preschool, the group of friends work together under the leadership of their teachers, Igor and Esmie, as they attempt to master their seemingly untamable powers. Each episode of the series features kindergarten readiness skills like sharing, communicating feelings and respecting others.”
2017 TBD: Trollhunters Season 2 [Kid’s Show]
Guillermo Del Toro’s animated series will return for a second season, which will bring back the late and great Anton Yelchin as the titular Trollhunter Jim Lake Jr. The first season of Trollhunters premiered on December 23rd, 2016 and consisted of 26 episodes. The second season run will be released later in 2017, and will feature 13 new episodes. The story will follow Jim as he adventures deeper into the Troll world to battle the leader of the Darklands, while his team tries to keep order in the human world. Find out more details here.
2017 TBD: Watership Down [TV Miniseries]
“Beloved novel Watership Down will be reinterpreted into a four-part animated mini-series set to air in 2017. Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, towards a promised land and a more perfect society.”
2018 TBD: Green Eggs And Ham [Kid’s Show]
A TV series adaptation of Green Eggs and Ham, the Dr. Seuss classic about a guy who badgers another guy into trying some strange food. The 13-episode first seasom will be “the highest-end, most expensive animated program ever produced for television,” with a rumored cost of about $5 to $6 million per episode. Jared Stern (Wreck-It Ralph) is writing the script and will executive produce with Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz, David Dobkin, and Warner Bros. Animation.
2018 TBD: Hilda [Kid’s Show]
A production of Silvergate Media, the makers of Octonauts, in collaboration with Mercury Filmworks, Hilda transforms the Eisner-Award nominated graphic novels by Luke Pearson and published by Nobrow into an incredible animated adventure for older kids.
“The series follows the journey of a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she makes new friends and discovers mysterious creatures who are stranger –and sometimes more dangerous– than she ever expected.”
2018 TBD: Robozuna [Kid’s Show]
“An orphaned 14-year-old boy, Ariston, and his homemade robot friend, Mangle, attempt to free their oppressed nation from an evil empire and its legion of robot centurions in Robozuna, a new animated kids series from UK’s ITV Studios. Robozuna follows Ariston and Mangle’s quest for freedom and the unending clash of good over evil. Filled with epic battles and unpredictable obstacles, Robozuna tells a story of teamwork and self-discovery through the hardships of finding your way home.”
2018 TBD: The Hollow [Kid’s Show]
“Perplexing mystery awaits viewers in the new animated-action series, The Hollow, a Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. production. The series opens with three teens, Adam, Kai and Mira, as they awake confused and alone in an underground bunker. Wandering through a maze of bizarre towns, odd time portals, dangerous beasts and quirky characters, the three strangers are forced to band together as they search for a way back home.”
2018 TBD: Treehouse Detectives [Kid’s Show]
“From Saban Brands and Korean studio Sunwoo Animation comes Treehouse Detectives, a new CG animated children’s series following two curious bears that are no strangers to adventure. Big-hearted Toby and his more rational sister Teri form a snap team of detectives, called upon to solve the neighborhood’s mysteries – What happened to the snowman? Where did all the caterpillars go? Why do leaves fall from the trees? Fueled by teamwork and determination, the two bears and their lovable friends leave no mystery unsolved in this animated series for preschoolers. Season 1 of Treehouse Detectives will launch on Netflix around the world in 2018, and at a later date in South Korea.”