Netflix has picked up the US streaming rights to Zag and Method Animation’s animated action-comedy series Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.
The global SVOD launched the first episode of the second season yesterday with Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Christmas Special. The episode’s debut was a special premiere for the American market.
Netflix will bow the show’s first three seasons next year, comprised of 78 x 22-minute episodes. The first season of the French/Japanese/Korean co-production will premiere on February 14, with the second expected to follow in June.
Miraculous follows two heroes—Ladybug and Cat Noir—as they protect the city of Paris from evildoers. The series airs on Nickelodeon in the US, Disney Channel Europe/LATAM/Korea, TF1 in France, EBS in Korea, Gloob in Brazil and ABC in Australia.
In another move to capitalize on peak viewership during December and January, Netflix also recently announced it would launch 26 episodes of DreamWorks Animation’s Trollhunters on December 23. The fantasy series from filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is making its Netflix debut globally.