Julie Andrews is set to star in a new Netflix kids series which will debut exclusively on the streaming service in early 2017.
“Julie’s Greenroom” is a thirteen-episode half-hour series from the Jim Henson Company and features new puppets learning about the performing arts. Filming began last month on Long Island.
Andrews plays Ms. Julie, the director of the Wellspring Center for the Performing Arts, where she teaches workshops in the theater and its greenroom. Ms. Julie and her assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) will bring the performing arts to a diverse group of new kid puppets, known as the Greenies.
Mesmerized by the arts and creativity, the Greenies will create their own show over the course of the season, incorporating mime, music, dance, improv, circus arts, singing and more.
Andrews, who will also serve as executive producer, created the series with her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton and Judy Rothman-Rofe. Special guests in the first season 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.
Source: The Live Feed