Stretch Armstrong coming to Netflix in 2017
Netflix announced today it is adding three new original series to its lineup. The iconic Hasbro brand Stretch Armstrong will stretch onto television screens for the first time with an all-new look in an animated series from Hasbro Studios in 2017. The series will be the company’s first original programming for Netflix.
The animated action/comedy series revolves around an overscheduled teenager named Jake Armstrong and his two best friends. When the trio is accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical, they become Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, a team of unlikely stretchable superheroes who expand beyond the confines of their lives and embark on a series of adventures.
A new musical Lalaloopsy series joins a growing portfolio of shows created to engage and pique the curiosity of young kids. And sci-fi drama The Greenhouse expands the live-action category for tweens that currently includes Degrassi: Next Class, Lost & Found Music Studios, and Project Mc². Each of the new series will launch all of its episodes at the same time around the world.
“With roughly half of our 75 million members regularly watching kids content, we’re happy to expand our original slate with these three great series,” said Andy Yeatman, Director of Global Kids Content for Netflix. “We know kids love Netflix and that’s in part because they never really outgrow us. We program and recommend new TV shows and movies from preschool through their teen years and into adulthood.”