Netflix will license the first season of the children’s animated series Rainbow ranger. At least 26 episodes of the show are expected and will be released in multiple regions on Netflix in July 2021.
Netflix in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East will receive at least one season of the show sometime in July 2021. HBO Max and Prime Video are also expected to broadcast the show in most regions. A further breakdown by region can be found in a press release on Genius Brands.
The show has already aired in the US on the Kartoon Channel! and Nick Jr who premiered the show so far. Nick Jr first aired the show in November 2018.
Directed by Sean Scott on the first season of Rainbow rangers follows seven magical girls who act as guardians of the earth and nature as a whole (all while wearing the colors of the rainbow).
Each episode is roughly 11 minutes long, and the first season is expected to be 26 episodes on Netflix, although 52 episodes were originally commissioned in two seasons.
Whether season 2 will come to Netflix is unknown, but is expected at some point. Season 3 will be exclusive to the Kartoon Channel, however! is owned by Genius Brands International. The addition to Netflix and other services will likely be in an effort to excite audiences and then look for future seasons. Whether that works in practice is another story.
We’ve seen Netflix make a big leap into children’s content in recent years, whether it’s through the distribution deal with Dreamworks TV, massive investments in Netflix animation, or signing licensing deals like this one. In the past few months, Netflix has grown The Smurfs and has also licensed other titles from Nickelodeon.
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