We’ve got two updates from the world of Netflix Kids & Family today. First up, the streaming service will transport viewers around the world to a colorful and imaginative land where fantastical creatures sing and adventure surrounds you in Centaurworld.
The 20 episode, new kids animated series hails from first-time showrunner Megan Nicole Dong. Dong grew through the ranks as a story artist on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie before becoming a supervising director on Netflix’s Pinky Malinky.
Centaurworld follows a war horse who is transported from her embattled world to a strange land inhabited by silly, singing centaurs of all species, shapes, and sizes. Desperate to return home, she befriends a group of these magical creatures and embarks on a journey that will test her more than any battle she’s ever faced before.
Dong will executive produce the series alongside Dominic Bisignano (Star vs the Forces of Evil) who will serve as co-executive producer. Meghan McCarthy (My Little Pony franchise) will serve as story editor. Toby Chu (Bao) will be the series composer.
Also, the streaming service has debuted the trailer for animated special The Last Kids on Earth, based on Max Brallier’s best-selling book series. The special is set to premiere on September 17, coinciding with the drop of the latest book.
The Last Kids on Earth follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan (voiced by Nick Wolfhard) and his band of middle schoolers who live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. It’s a hilarious adventure filled with crazy gadgets and a lifetime supply of action.