Netflix Revives Old Favorites In Original Content Line
Netflix continues to lead the pack in web TV content production with several new releases planned to debut in the coming year.
Focusing on children’s programming this cycle, the big news is impending remakes of Inspector Gadget (slated to begin its 26 episode run in March) and Danger Mouse (due in spring 2016). Fans like Paul Mathieson have learned that new properties on the way include Super 4, based on the Playmobil line of toys and beginning in April; Some Assembly Required, a live action series about teenage toy inventors, premiering this summer; and Bottersnikes & Gumbles, based on a series of popular children’s book in Australia, also scheduled for next spring.
The network’s kid show ambitions don’t stop there, as they are in talks for several exclusive shows based on popular Dreamworks properties and have signed a groundbreaking deal with Disney for all the company’s feature films starting in 2016.