Netflix has announced the debut of their new original children’s series, Julie’s Greenroom, starring Sag Harbor’s Julie Andrews. The show, with a cast of all-new puppets by The Jim Henson Company, will teach preschool kids about the performing arts.
Netflix‘s description of Julie’s Greenroom:
Ms. Julie and her devoted assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) bring the performing arts to a new generation of kids known as the “Greenies,” played by original puppet characters built by the renowned Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The Greenies are a diverse group of kids who are mesmerized by all that the arts and creativity has to offer. Over the course of the season, with Ms. Julie’s guidance and inspiration from the visiting guest artists, the kids create an entirely original new show, that is a mashup of all the performing arts including mime, music, dance, improv, circus arts, voice and more.
Each episode will feature a guest star. Among the first season’s guests are Sara Bareilles, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Carol Burnett, Chris Colfer, Robert Fairchild, Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce, Bill Erwin, Ellie Kemper, Idina Menzel, Tiler Peck, Stomp and East Hampton’s own Alec Baldwin.
Julie’s Greenroom began filming in May on Long Island. Andrews produces the series, along with daughter/Bay Street Theater co-founder Emma Walton Hamilton. Look for Julie’s Greenroom to debut exclusively on Netflix in early 2017.