Streaming companies cannot exist on raunchy bisexual prison dramedies and amoral D.C. political tales alone — Netflix will premiere its first-ever original series for kids on Christmas Eve. December 24th at 12:01am PT will see the launch of “Turbo: F.A.S.T.,” the company’s inaugural children’s show and the first that will be released throughout the year rather than all at once.
“Turbo: F.A.S.T.” comes from DreamWorks Animation and is a sequel to this past summer’s 3D animated film about a snail who races or something, and will launch with the first five episodes in all Netflix territories, with new installments premiering throughout the year. Reid Scott from “Veep” will voice Turbo, taking over for Ryan Reynolds, who voiced the character on the big screen, while Ken Jeong will reprise his role from the film as manicurist-turned-home shopping icon Kim Ly.
‘We are excited to be working with the gifted storytellers at DreamWorks Animation to deliver ‘Turbo FAST,’ our first original kids series, to families around the world this holiday season,” said Netflix’s Ted Sarandos. “With new episodes on their way in the coming months, kids will have something to look forward to all year.”
Here’s the trailer: