The new year is in full swing, and you will be too if you watch this new Netflix original series. The streaming platform will premiere Tarzan and Jane on Friday, Jan. 6. The new show is a 2017 update to Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic characters, complete with a modern-day setting and computer animation. So after the series hits Netflix Friday, will Tarzan and Jane return for Season 2 so we can see more of these characters' high-flying adventures?
Well, that remains to be seen. Netflix has not yet officially announced whether or not it has renewed Tarzan and Jane for Season 2. So we'll have to wait until the streaming platform announces the news to know for sure. However, Netflix tends to give its series at least two seasons before it says goodbye to them forever, so I have a good feeling that we'll see more Tarzan and Jane in the future.
But even if Netflix doesn't bring back Tarzan and Jane for another season, you can always watch Disney's Tarzan, Tarzan II, and Tarzan & Jane films, which are all available to stream on Netflix now if that's your scene. And last summer's Legend of Tarzan will probably get there at some point so you can see the not-so-kid-friendly image of Alexander Skarsgard traipsing around in a loincloth. Wild!
You should also have no fear, because Tarzan and Jane is just one of the many new children's shows slated to arrive on Netflix in 2017, which should dazzle you, whether you have kids or are just a kid at heart.
Netflix will bring the cuteness with We're Lalaloopsy, which premieres Tuesday, Jan. 10. This animated series follows the adventures of a group of pals and their pets in this vibrant and wonderful world, promoting friendship and creativity along the way.
'A Series Of Unfortunate Events'
It won't be long before the highly-anticipated TV adaptation of Lemony Snicket's hit children's book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, hits Netflix. The new series, which follows the misfortunes of the Baudelaire orphans as they deal with their treacherous guardian, Count Olaf, arrives on Friday, Jan. 13, and it looks as whimsical, witty, and wicked as the novels.
Things are going to get intense when Kibaoh Klashers premieres on Netflix. The animated series features a young beetle named Dylan who wants to follow in his parents' footsteps and win the grand Battle Blades racing tournament. But when it becomes clear that the prime minister plans to use the event to assume the Beetle Realm throne, Dylan and his team of friends band together to win the tournament and take him down. I don't know about you, but this show has me feeling PUMPED.
There isn't a soul on this planet who doesn't absolutely adore Julie Andrews, especially among youngsters. Well, the legendary actress is bringing her warmth to Netflix in an all-new arts education series, along with some friends from Jim Henson Studios, as well as special guest stars, like Alec Baldwin, Idina Menzel, and David Hyde Pierce, the streaming service has announced. I have a feeling there are a lot of "big kids" who are excited about this news too, if you catch my drift.
Whether or not Richard Adams' classic novel Watership Down was intended for children has been up for debate since it was first published in 1972. The sweeping, trippy, and violent 1978 animated film adaptation didn't make things much clearer. I'm sure the topic will be just as heated when Netflix debuts its take on the tale.
Netflix has greenlit a series from Hasbro Studios based on Stretch Armstrong. You know, that super-flexible toy that was popular in the '70s and '80s? The animated series will kick off with teen Jake Armstrong and his two best friends becoming the superheroes Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters after they are exposed to an experimental chemical. The trio will team up to save the world during Stretch Armstrong's scheduled premiere in late 2017, the streaming platform says.
Get ready for some drama when Greenhouse Academy hits Netflix. The series, which seems to be targeted more toward tweens, takes place in an elite boarding school in Southern California called the Greenhouse. Two rival houses of students will have to come together when an evil plot is uncovered. Netflix announced the cast for Greenhouse Academy in July 2016, as reported by Deadline, and it is slated to bow this year.
Can you say best name ever? Well, it belongs to a semi-truck racing dog, who gets into adventures with his albino ferret mechanic and a ton of other characters at the Greasepit. The cute yet eccentric stop-motion example seen in the above key art for the series definitely has me intrigued.
It's no surprise that a title as awwww-inspiring as Llama Llama belonged to an award-winning and best-selling children's book series by the late author and illustrator Anna Dewdney first. Well, it'll be getting its very own animated series on Netflix in 2017 about main character Llama, his parents, grandparents, and friends. Jennifer Garner has signed on to voice Mama Llama, Netflix announced in July 2016, as reported by TVLine. I'm not sure I could love what's happening here any more.
'The Worst Witch'
Netflix will satisfy your nostalgia fix once again as it's set to bring back The Worst Witch in 2017. Get ready to follow Mildred Hubble and her magical learnings at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, and you'll remind yourself that mystics can be as adorably awkward as humans.
Netflix is giving LEGO Elves a new series, which will feature character Emily Jones trying to save her little sister Sophie from the evil Goblin King and his minions after the siblings head through the portal to Elvendale. That sounds simultaneously scary and splendid.
Untitled Horse Mystery Project
The official title for this series has yet to be announced, but that kind of goes with the mystery theme, now doesn't it? The show chronicles 15-year-old Zoe's summer in the English countryside where she meets a mysterious horse named Raven. This just sounds all-around delightful.
And just you wait, because Netflix has even more new kids' shows in store for 2018 and beyond. Ah, to be young and in love with Netflix again.