Apple TV+ expands kids’ TV line-up with Stillwater
James R | On 20, Sep 2020
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.
Based on the Scholastic book series Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth, Stillwater is produced by Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment and centers on siblings Karl, Addy and Michael, who are typical kids with typical kid challenges – meaning that sometimes even the smallest things can feel insurmountable. Fortunately for these three, they have Stillwater, a wise panda, as their next-door neighbour. Through his example, stories and gentle humour, Stillwater gives the children a deeper understanding of their feelings as well as tools that help them face their own day-to-day challenges.
Stillwater is executive produced by Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Iole Lucchese, Caitlin Friedman, Jef Kaminsky and Rob Hoegee and features the voice talents of James Sie, Eva Binder, Tucker Chandler and Judah Mackey. It will premiere on 4th December.
For more on Doug Unplugs, click here.
Stillwater 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.