Netflix 2018 AnnouncementsReported by OptimusSolo on Wednesday, December 13th 2017
Six new original series will come out of the Netflix and Dreamworks partnership. These series will include
DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On! - January 19, 2018
From the Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) we are getting a modern take on the 1985 classic She-Ra series that originally debuted from Filmation. He-Man already has been rebooted but this will mark the first time that we have seen The Princess of Power back with new episodes since the 80s. What will this modern look on the fantasy world of Etheria look like? Who will voice Princess Adora/She-Ra? Will Hordak be the main villain? Will we see a cameo by He-Man? We will have to wait and find out!
The Boss Baby: Back in Business
Another movie turned animated series is coming to us from the Emmy-winning executive producer Brandon Sawyer (Penguins of Madagascar)
Harvey Street Kids
The Harvey girls defend their block and make every day an adventure in this new series from Emmy-nominated executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Emmy-nominated supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & Ferb, Descendants: Wicked World).
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
Another book turned movie turned animated series is coming our way from Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings (Animaniacs, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness).
Trollhunters (Part 3)
DreamWorks 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.
Nominated for six 2018 Annie Awards, the first season saw Emmys with six wins, more than any other program, including writing for an animated program (Marc Guggenheim), directing (Rodrigo Blaas, Guillermo del Toro), casting (Ania O’Hare, Mary Hildalgo) and a voice acting win for Kelsey Grammer.
3 Below (Second installment of Tales of Arcadia Trilogy)
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.
Also coming to Netflix in 2018...
The creator of the longest-running scripted primetime series ever, “The Simpsons,” is preparing to launch a new show for Netflix. 20 episodes have been ordered for a new series entitled, “Disenchantment,” from creator Matt Groening. The first episodes are set to debut in 2018, the company says, and will be released ten at a time.
The premise for the adult animated comedy series is one involving “the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland,” where characters will include a “hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci,” among other ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and “lots of human fools,” says Netflix, in its announcement of the new series.
The voice cast will include Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric André, John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery.
“Ultimately,” said Matt Groening, “Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you.”
Cindy Holland, Netflix VP, Original Content, noted that the new series will bear Groening’s “trademark animation style and biting wit,” and added that “we think it’s a perfect fit for our many Netflix animation fans.” The animation company being used for the series is the same one that did the work for Futurama.