It was just announced that Oscar winner Julie Andrews will play Ms. Julie, a teacher and director at a school for the performing arts for the Netflix children’s program Julie’s Greenroom.
The show is described as a “new preschool show from The Jim Henson Company that features an all-new puppet cast of kids learning about the performing arts.”
Here’s the official trailer:
Andrews will also serve as executive-producer for the project. Guest stars will include Alec Baldwin, 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, and Stomp.
On her passion for developing the project with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Judy Rothman-Rofė. Andrews had this to say:
“This project represents the fulfillment of a long-held dream to educate children about the wonder of the arts. I am thrilled to be partnering with my daughter and long time coauthor, Emma, to bring this show to life along with our co-creator, Judy Rothman-Rofė. We could not be more honored to be working with the extraordinary Jim Henson Company. We are equally delighted to be premiering as a Netflix original production.”
Entertainment Weekly reports that Music will be provided by Emmy-winning composer Bill Sherman. Hamilton, Steve Sauer, and The Jim Henson Company’s Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford will also executive-produce. Emmy-winning actor and writer Joey Mazzarino will co-produce and direct, while Tom Keniston will produce.
The 13 30-minute episodes of Julie’s Greenroom will be available globally on Netflix in early 2017. What do you think of the iconic actress diving into the world of children’s television? Let me know in the comments below!