Apple TV+ expands kids’ TV line-up with Doug Unplugs and Stillwater
James R | On 20, Sep 2020
Update: Season 2 premieres on 17th September 2021
Following its 18 Daytime Emmy Award nominations and a win for Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Programming for Ghostwriter, Apple TV+ is expanding its kids’ TV line-up with two new series: Doug Unplugs and Stillwater.
Apple’s growing streaming service has quickly assembled some strong family credentials, with both Peanuts and Fraggle Rock, not to mention a deal with the Maurice Sendak estate. This October, two of its launch family titles return for second seasons – Ghostwriter and Helpsters. But Apple TV+ is already looking ahead to its next homegrown children’s titles.
Hailing from DreamWorks Animation and based on Dan Yaccarino’s Doug Unplugged books, Doug Unplugs (pictured below) follows a young robot named Doug who senses there’s more to life than just the facts. While other robots plug in for their daily download, curious Doug unplugs and journeys into the human world, and with his best friend Emma, experiences its wonders firsthand. Doug Unplugs is executive produced by Jim Nolan, Aliki Theofilopoulos and Dan Yaccarino, and stars the voice talents of Brandon James Cienfuegos, Kyrie McAlpin, Eric Bauza, Mae Whitman, Leslie David Baker and Becky Robinson. It premieres on 13th November.
For more on Stillwater, click here.
Doug Unplugs is available on Apple TV+, as part of a £4.99 monthly subscription, with a seven-day free trial. For more information on Apple TV+ and how to get it, click here.