If you watched cartoons in the 80s and early 90s, Netflix is targeting you (and your kids) with its newest acquisition.
Netflix is bringing both an Inspector Gadget and a Danger Mouse reboot to the US.
USA Today has the scoop on Inspector Gadget:
Netflix has picked up the rights to an updated Inspector Gadget, the 1980s cartoon about the bumbling bionic private eye. Produced by Canadian television company DHX Media, the new series has already aired on broadcast television in Europe, but will premiere exclusively in the USA on Netflix in March. Netflix will debut the series at a later date in such foreign territories as the U.K., Latin America and France.
“It’s one of those shows where we’re able to hit a few different audiences,” said Erik Barmack, VP of global independent content at Netflix. “We think that kids are going to love the show … but it’s also going to get some co-viewing because there is a generation of parents who grew up on the original.”
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— Netflix US (@netflix) February 25, 2015
As far as British series Danger Mouse is concerned, a reboot is coming. It’ll be produced by the BBC and air exclusively on Netflix sometime in the spring of 2016.
Earlier this week, we learned that Pee-wee Herman’s new movie, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, is also coming to Netflix. Filming on that will kick off in about three weeks.