Everyone's favorite national treasure Julie Andrew has made a new show, and it sounds all kinds of amazing. In the first trailer for Julie's Greenroom , we're given a taste of what to expect from the series, which is due to premiere in 2017. From the Jim Henson Company, the series will feature an impressive list of guest stars in its 13 episodes: Sara Bareilles, Tituss Burgess, Josh Groban, Ellie Kemper, and Idina Menzel, to name a few. While it's being marketed as a series for preschoolers, I can't wait to marathon the show in its entirety — Julie Andrews's new Netflix series sounds awesome as well as educational, because there's no one better to be doing this exact kind of thing.
Featuring brand new puppets created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Julie's Greenroom is sure to give us a whole host of characters to fall in love with. According to Deadline, "Andrews will be joined by her devoted assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) and kids known as 'Greenies.'" Judging by the trailer, the Greenies are a multi-talented bunch, who are sure to make each episode hilarious. It's possible the series could fill the gap left by Glee, as Julie's Greenroom will feature original songs, dancing, circus arts, improv, and other lessons in the performing arts. Sign me up now.
Andrews is a person of many talents, and her latest endeavor is no exception. Not only did the actor co-create the show with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, but she also serves as an executive producer. On the show, Andrews' character is the Director of a Performing Arts Center, which gives the Mary Poppins star the perfect opportunity to relay her many and varied talents to the next generation. It's exciting that Netflix has invested in such a forward thinking, arts-based children's show, as well as employing one of the world's best loved performers to lead it.
I can't wait to learn all about the performing arts from Julie Andrews herself, and I'm sure you can't either. Thank you Netflix for making all my dreams come true once again.
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