Julie Andrews and Jim Henson Company Team Up for New Kids' Show
In a video uploaded to their YouTube channel today, Netflix announced a new collaboration with Julie Andrews and the Jim Henson Company called Julie's Greenroom. The live action children's series will begin streaming next year and will star the universally loved actress and a diverse cast of puppets, who will introduce pre-schoolers to the arts.
According to Variety, the show was created by Andrews, her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, and writer/lyricist Judy Rothman-Rofė. Netflix has ordered 13 half-hour episodes of the show so far, and the list of celebrity guest stars and talent has also been shared as part of the series' announcement. Parents and kids can expect to see Carol Burnett, Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Tituss Burgess, Ellie Kemper, Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce, Idina Menzel, and Bill Irwin, Variety reports.
Last June, Deadline reported that Netflix is also planning three animated series for pre-schoolers for 2016 and 2017, including another offering from the Jim Henson Company called Word Party. With the Henson Company's nearly 60 years in edutainment and Andrews's legendary career on stage and screen, this is destined to be a special program worth tuning in for.
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