"The Beat Goes On!" plus new Series Headed to Netflix

Carla Harmon
December 14, 2017

"The Beat Goes On" and more original animated series are headed to Netflix in 2018.

Netflix and Dreamworks have collaborated beautifully on Voltron Legendary Defender and Trollhunters, two highly popular shows with great engagement and fan followings.

The streaming service also announced "Trolls: The Beat Goes On", based on the popular "Trolls" film starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, and a series based on the popular "Captain Underpants" books by Dav Pilkey. Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods) and Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas and Ferb) are producing; the show doesn't have a release date yet but more news is coming in 2018.

Lumberjanes creator Noelle Stevenson will head up a reboot of She-Ra: Princess of Power for Netflix, according to Deadline.

"The trailblazing girl power icon originally debuted in 1985 to satisfy overwhelming demand for a female lead fantasy series". The series will focus on female friendship and empowerment led by a warrior princess.

The small screen adaptation of the 2017 hit Boss Baby will follow the suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying Boss Baby as he continues to maintain a balance between work and being a baby with the help of his 7-year-old brother, Tim. Brandon Sawyer, who won an Emmy for the animated comedy, Penguins of Madagascar in 2008, will executive produce the series.

"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", a synopsis said. The new series comes from Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings (Animaniacs). 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. Visit netflix.com/epictalesofcaptainunderpants for more information.

Trollhunters (Part 3) will finish up the Emmy-winning trilogy from Guillermo del Toro. There, they must adapt to their new surroundings and high school, all while trying to fix their ship to return to their home planet that's under attack. Its final chapter, "Wizards" will debut in 2019.

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