Trailer: Harriet the Spy arrives on Apple TV+ this November
James R | On 16, Oct 2021
Harriet the Spy is sleuthing her way on to Apple TV+ this November – and a new trailer gives us a first look at the animated series.
Based on the iconic children’s novel, it chronicles the coming-of-age adventures of the irrepressible Harriet M Welsch. Set in 1960s New York when the original book was published, Harriet the Spy follows the outspoken and perpetually curious mHarriet M Welsch. More than anything, the fiercely independent and adventurous 11-year-old girl wants to be a writer, and in order to be a good writer, she’ll need to know everything. And to know everything means she’ll need to spy on everyone.
Produced by The Jim Henson Company, the animated series stars Beanie Feldstein as Harriet, alongside Jane Lynch as Ole Golly, Harriet’s larger-than-life, no-nonsense nanny. Joining them are Lacey Chabert as Marion Hawthorne, the ringleader of a group of popular girls at Harriet’s school, Kimberly Brooks, Crispin Freeman, Grey Griffin, Bumper Robinson and Charlie Schlatter.
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett wrote and performs the original theme song for the series. The programme is written and executive produced by Will McRobb (The Adventures of Pete & Pete) with Sidney Clifton (Black Panther animated series) as producer. Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford executive produce on behalf of The Jim Henson Company with John W Hyde, Nancy Steingard and Wendy Moss-Klein also serving as executive producers, and Terissa Kelton as co-executive producer. Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Ben Kalina executive produce for Titmouse Animation Studios.
The first half of the series (five episodes) debuts on Apple TV+ on 19th November with the second half following in spring 2022. It joins a growing number of series produced by Apple in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, including a reboot of Fraggle Rock.
Here’s the trailer:
Harriet the Spy 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.
Apple TV+ orders Harriet the Spy animated series
12th August 2921
Apple TV+ has given a series order to Harriet the Spy, the first animated adaptation of the iconic children’s novel that chronicles the coming-of-age adventures of the irrepressible Harriet M. Welsch.
Hailing from The Jim Henson Company and Rehab Entertainment, Harriet the Spy will join Apple’s slate of award-winning series for kids and families from today’s most creative and trusted storytellers for kids. Set in 1960s New York when the original book was published, the new series will be voiced by a star-studded cast including Beanie Feldstein as Harriet, a fiercely independent, adventurous, curious 11-year-old girl. More than anything, Harriet wants to be a writer, and in order to be a good writer, you need to know everything, and to know everything, you have to be a spy.
Jane Lynch will voice the role of Ole Golly, Harriet’s larger-than-life, no-nonsense nanny. Additional voice talent includes Lacey Chabert as Marion Hawthorne, the ringleader of a group of smug, popular girls at Harriet’s school.
Originally published in 1964, Harriet the Spy has remained an iconic and inspiring children’s novel and series of books for children. The new Apple Original series based on the book by Louise Fitzhugh will be written and executive produced by Will McRobb (co-creator of the award-winning and acclaimed “The Adventures of Pete & Pete”). Sidney Clifton (“Black Panther,” “Me, Eloise”) will be the producer. Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford will executive produce on behalf of The Jim Henson Company, and John W. Hyde and Terissa Kelton will executive produce for Rehab Entertainment. Wendy Moss-Klein and Nancy Steingard of 2 Friends Entertainment will also serve as executive producers. Titmouse Animation Studios will animate the series.
The series order follows recent milestone Daytime Emmy Award wins for Apple TV+ original children’s programs Ghostwriter and Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10, making it the first streaming service to win a Daytime Emmy in its first year of eligibility.
Harriet the Spy also expands Apple’s partnership with The Jim Henson Company, which includes the highly anticipated reboot of the beloved classic series Fraggle Rock.