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Netflix expands original preschool slate with Blue Zoo, OddBot, Silvergate, Mattel shows

Blue Zoo Animation action-comedy series Big Tree City

Netflix has added four new series and two renewals to its slate of original preschool shows and has begun work on a psychological thriller in Brazil.

Aimed at Netflix’s audience of kids aged 2-6 around the world, the new kids’ shows will debut in 2022.

They include Big Tree City (spring 2022), an action-comedy series from Blue Zoo Animation in the UK that follows an overzealous team of rescuers who are tasked with saving the animal citizens of a city.

Action Pack is a superhero adventure series from OddBot Inc, animated by ICON Creative Studios and created by Bill Harper, while The Creature Cases is an animated action-comedy following the adventures of animal detectives. The latter is produced by Silvergate Media in the UK and US and animated by TeamTO in France.

Deepa & Anoop is an animated preschool series from Mattel Television that follows the adventures of a fun-loving seven-year-old and her best friend, a colour-changing elephant, at her family’s bed and breakfast.

These join Netflix’s other preschool originals Ask The StoryBots, Mighty Little Bheem, Go! Go! Cory Carson, Gabby’s Dollhouse, CoCoMelon and Go Dog Go!.

Heather Tilert, head of preschool at Netflix, has also renewed the streamer’s preschool titles Ridley Jones and Ada Twist: Scientist for second seasons.

In related news, Netflix has ordered Olhar Indiscreto, a psychological thriller starring Débora Nascimento and created and written by Argentina’s Marcela Citterio, to be made by Brazilian prodco Mixer Films.

Scheduled to premiere in 2022, it follows an uncontrollable voyeur and extremely skilled hacker whose routine is to peek through the window at the life of a luxury prostitute and resident of the building opposite.

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