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Netflix adds more Project MC2, Octonauts

Netflix has renewed MGA Entertainment's STEAM-inspired series along with Silvergate Media's undersea preschool series.
April 7, 2016

As Netflix deepens its original kids content library in tandem with ongoing global expansion plans, the streaming giant has secured renewals for two kids programs: STEAM-focused girls property Project Mc2 (pictured) and animated preschool series Octonauts.

Produced by toyco MGA Entertainment, Project Mc2 has been picked up for second and third seasons, which will bow worldwide on August 12 and in late 2016, respectively.

The original live-action series stars real-life mathematician, actor and author Danica McKellar (Dancing With The Stars, The Wonder Years) as the leader of a secret spy organization led by four of the world’s smartest female operatives─McKeyla McAlister, Adrienne Attoms, Bryden Bandweth and Camryn Coyle.

Embracing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) concepts, season two will feature new crime-solving experiments and female guest stars from the fields of entertainment, aeronautics and information technology.

Meanwhile, London-based prodco Silvergate Media’s Octonauts has been picked up by Netflix in a three-year, multi-territory deal.

The agreement, which covers seasons one through three, will renew the series in the US (where Netflix is its exclusive SVOD purveyor), and sends it to Canada, Latin America and France for the first time. The number of seasons under license in each territory varies and has not been announced by Netflix.

Octonauts is currently in its fourth season and airs in more than 100 countries. Broadcasters include Disney Channel (US), ABC (Australia), TF1 (France), Super RTL (Germany) and CCTV (China).

Earlier this week, the series was snapped up by Karusel (Russia), Disney Junior (Spain, Portugal) and SVT (Sweden).

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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