Netflix is making space for the new family show Alien TV. Co-produced by Entertainment One and Australia’s Pop Family Entertainment, the slapstick series centers on an alien television crew sent to Earth to gather information about the planet’s strange inhabitants.
The 26 x half-hour hybrid series combines live-action imagery with CG animation, and targets kids ages six to 11 and their families.
Alien TV will premiere on Australia’s free-to-air Nine Network this month and is set to bow on Netflix later this summer. Nine Network commissioned the series in Australia, and the non-dialogue show was produced with financial support from Create NSW.
“Because the show is pushing the envelope a bit—there is some potty humor, for example—partnering with Netflix allowed for more creative freedom,” says Olivier Dumont, eOne’s president of family brands.