The streaming service announced Thursday that Andrews will star in Julie’s Greenroom, a children’s series from the Jim Henson Company, which knows a thing or two about making TV for kids. The show will feature new puppets learning about the performing arts. Musical theater legend Julie Andrews is coming to Netflix, and she’s bringing her puppet pals with her.
The show is slated to premiere in early 2017, with 13 half-hour episodes.
Andrews will play Ms. Julie, the director of the Wellspring Center for the Performing Arts, who teaches young puppets called the Greenies about music, dance, improv and more. The puppets will be built and operated by the Jim Henson Company.
The series will feature guest stars including Carol Burnett, Josh Groban, Idina Menzel and Ellie Kemper. It will be directed by Joey Mazzarino, whose work was last seen in Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt, where he voiced and operated mysterious Italian grandmother Puppazza.