EXCLUSIVE: Peacock is to launch a spin-off of Dreamworks’ animated series Dragons Rescue Riders.
The streamer will premiere Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky, a spin-off of the kids series that has run for two seasons on Netflix.
The series, which will launch on November 24, is one of a number of kids shows on the platform as it looks to bolsters it youth programming.
The NBCU platform has also renewed series including Curious George, Madagascar: A Little Wild and is launching holiday special Madagascar: A Little Wild Holiday Goose Chase.
Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky is the next chapter following the adventures of viking twins Dak and Leyla, who were rescued and raised by dragons, growing up learning to speak their language. Along with young dragons Winger, Summer, Cutter and Burple, they defend and protect other dragons on exciting adventures around their home of Huttsgalor.
It stars the voice talent of Nicolas Cantu, Brennley Brown, Carlos Alazraqui, Moira Quirk, Roshon Fegan, Brad Grusnick, Sam Lavagnino, John C. MicGinley, Tara Strong, Zach Callison, Skai Jackson, Noah Bentley, Andre Robinson and Marsai Martin.
The series is exec produced by Jack Thomas and Brian Roberts is co-EP.
Elsewhere, Madagascar: A Little Wild Holiday Goose Chase, will launch on November 26. The special follows Melman the Giraffe in New York who meets Hank, a goose who has been separated from his family and along with Marty the Zebra and Gloria the hippo they embark on a wild goose chase around the city to reunite Hank with his merry flock.
The cast includes Tucker Chandler, Amir O’Neil, Shaylin Becton, Luke Lowe, Jasmine Gatewood, Eric Petersen and Mark Whitten and is exec produced by Johanna Stein.
The streamer has also renewed Curious George, produced by Universal 1440 Entertainment and Imagine Entertainment, for season 14, and Madagascar: A Little Wild for season 5.
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