The adventures of Tarzan and Jane will be chronicled in an all-new animated series that’s one of four titles set to debut to Netflix, the streaming giant announced Wednesday.
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and Jane, inspired by the writer’s collection of stories, will follow a 16-year-old Tarzan at a London boarding school whose days in the jungle have hardly prepared him for this strange, new world. But there, he meets Jane, and the two work together to solve environmental injustice and various mysteries. The eight-episode order will premiere in the second half of 2016.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be partnering with such a diverse group of creative talent on these new Netflix series for kids,” Erik Barmack, Netflix VP of Global Independent Content said in a release. “The flexibility of our platform allows us to continually bring the best TV shows from around the world to our members, and these titles compliment and extend what we currently offer—particularly for preschoolers and grade school adventure fans.”
Kulipari: An Army of Frogs, based on the trilogy from NFL star Trevor Pryce, received a 13-episode order, while the preschool series, Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia, will debut with 11 episodes. Both will arrive in 2016. The final new series, Puffin Rock, will launch Sept. 1 of this year. Puffin Rock chronicles the adventures of puffin-siblings Oona and Baba as they explore their island home off the coast of Ireland.
Kids will have even more to enjoy on Netflix as the company is also adding three new first-run exclusive series to its growing roster: Masha and the Bear, The Day My Butt Went Psycho, and Elias.