Season 1 of Silvergate Media’s Octonauts spin-off series, Octonauts: Above & Beyond will debut globally on Netflix September 7, 2021, followed by Season 2 in 2022. First launched on screens in 2010, the original internationally broadcast animated series has retained popularity while establishing a significant fanbase, especially since its debut in the UK, US, and China.
In the news series, responding to a range of new dangers across our ever-changing planet, the Octonauts extend their adventures beyond the sea and onto land. Their mission is as vital as ever: They will explore harsh and remote environments, rescue animals that need their help, and protect the land and all living creatures, from elephants to bombardier beetles. Our team of heroes has a new, extended team of Octo-agents from around the world, on call and ready for emergencies, aiding the Octonauts on various missions.
“Above & Beyond marks an exciting new chapter in the Octonauts universe,” noted Ron Allen, EVP Commercial at Silvergate Media. “By moving the action onto land, this series will give audiences the opportunity to see their favorite characters face new challenges and the new narratives and landscapes will provide a dramatic backdrop for fresh Octonauts adventures. The launch of new content will kickstart a global brand strategy and we look forward to taking Octonauts to greater heights.”
The new CG animated series launch will be followed by the relaunch of a consumer products program rolling out in June 2022 and spearheaded by global toy partner Moose Toys. It will include a full range of Octonauts toys including figures, vehicles, playsets, plush, and more. Merlin Entertainments recently launched the Octonauts attraction at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, part of the Sea Life global aquarium chain as well as new Octonauts initiative ‘Be a Captain for the Day’ across all 13 Sea Life venues in the UK, as well as venues in Australia and China.
Source: Silvergate Media