While we won’t be seeing Julie Andrews in the upcoming sequel to Mary Poppins (Emily blunt has snagged that role), it looks like the actress will be trading in cartoon penguins for puppets on Netflix. Check out the summary from the press release:
Andrews, who created the series with her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton and Judy Rothman-Rofė, will executive produce and star as Ms. Julie – the director of the Wellspring Center for the Performing Arts in which she teaches performing arts workshops in the theatre and its “Greenroom.”
Ms. Julie and her devoted assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) bring the performing arts to a new generation of kids known as the “Greenies,” played by original puppet characters built by the renowned Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The Greenies are a diverse group of kids who are mesmerized by all that the arts and creativity has to offer. Over the course of the season, with Ms. Julie’s guidance and inspiration from the visiting guest artists, the kids create an entirely original new show, that is a mashup of all the performing arts including mime, music, dance, improv, circus arts, voice and more.
It actually sounds like it could be a great show for the kids. We’ll bring you more info as it comes out. The series is currently slated to premier in earlier 2017.