The self-professed “Lord of the Lemurs” is set to rule Netflix as the service, along with Dreamworks Animation, have announced that the first five 22-minute episodes of the new “Madagascar” spin-off series “All Hail King Julien,” will be available to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France to watch instantly beginning on Friday, Dec. 19.
Long before the Zoosters arrive on Madagascar, King Julien holds court–not to mention nightly revelries–over a colorful cast that includes fan favorites Mort and Maurice, along with a host of all-new jungle dwellers as they take on the craziest adventures and wildest parties the jungle has to offer.
Danny Jacobs, who replaces movie voice Sacha Baron Cohen for Madagascar video games, will play the title role in the show along with Henry Winkler (“Happy Days”) as Julien’s regal predecessor, Uncle King Julien, Andy Richter (“Conan,” “Arrested Development”) as Mort, Kevin Michael Richardson (“Family Guy”) as Maurice and India de Beaufort (“One Tree Hill”) as Clover, the king’s special-ops expert.
“The combination of comedy, original music and stories of simple lemur life turned upside-down and fabulous by King Julien makes this series unique,” said Margie Cohn, head of television for DreamWorks Animation. “‘All Hail King Julien’ is really a showcase for our talented artists to bring the Netflix audience the great storytelling, compelling characters and fantastic design that is the hallmark of DreamWorks Animation.”
New 22-minute episodes of “All Hail King Julien” will debut throughout the coming year.