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Drama Awards 2019

Schwarzenegger boards last Lee creation

Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten

Arnold Schwarzenegger is to star in and executive produce a forthcoming animated children’s series created by legendary comic book author Stan Lee before he died.

Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten is believed to be the last work from Lee, who died aged 95 towards the end of 2018.

The action-adventure comedy series is a coproduction between Genius Brands, Lee’s Pow! Entertainment and Schwarzenegger’s Oak Productions.

Deadpool co-creator Fabian Nicieza will script the series, which is designed to introduced preschoolers to the superhero genre, with Schwarzenegger voicing the lead character.

The plot follows a man who previously acquired incredible superpowers and was transformed into Captain Courage, one of the earth’s greatest protectors, but eventually expended all his powers.

However, when a massive explosion of super-energy particles come raining down, and rumours of super-powered children surface, he must serve humanity once again by working ‘undercover’ as a kindergarten gym teacher whose main task is to train this unique new generation of super-powered five-year-olds secretly.

Genius Brands chairman and CEO Andy Heyward, Pow! Entertainment president Gil Champion and Main Street Advisors CEO Paul Wachter, who helped to broker the deal, will also serve as executive producers. Heyward said an animated cameo of Lee would appear in every episode.

“It is an honour and privilege to work with Genius Brands and Pow! Entertainment on this new series and help carry on Stan’s creative legacy by introducing this new group of superheroes to preschool children around the world,” said Schwarzenegger.

“Not only does Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten feature comedy and action, but there are many valuable lessons to be learned along the way. Of particular pride to me is the fact that I am not only teaching kids to use their superpowers, but I am also imparting valuable lessons to kids worldwide about the importance of health, exercise and nutrition.”

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