Netflix Announces New Animated Preschool Series ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’

Netflix has just announced Chris Nee and Higher Ground Productions’ animated preschool series, Ada Twist, Scientist , based on the best-selling book series by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts. […]

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Kerri Grant serves as showrunner for the 40 x 12-min episode series, which will debut globally starting in 2021. Wonder Worldwide (The Christmas Chronicles) also serves as a producing partner for the show.

The series introduces Ada Twist, a pint-sized scientist with a giant-sized curiosity, who aspires to discover the truth about absolutely everything. She explores helping people through scientific discovery, collaboration, and friendship. Eight-year-old Ada goes on adventures of with her two best friends, Rosie Revere, and Iggy Peck; with their help she unravels and solves mysteries for her friends and family. But solving the mystery is only the beginning, because science is not just about learning how and why and what, it is about putting that knowledge into action to make the world a better place.

The project marks the first series announced under the overall deal with Peabody, Humanitas and Emmy Award-winning children’s television creator Chris Nee (Doc McStuffins, Vampirina) and her production company Laughing Wild.

Netflix Announces New Animated Preschool Series ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’

The series is produced in partnership with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions (American Factory, Crip Camp, Becoming), which is dedicated to powerful storytelling that promotes greater empathy, understanding and connections between people, and lifts up new, diverse voices. The series will include real scientists to inspire young viewers.

The series is executive produced by Mark Burton (Water, Tallula, The Indian Detective); Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan (American Factory, Crip Camp, Becoming); author Andrea Beaty; and illustrator David Roberts.

The series is produced in partnership with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions (American Factory, Crip Camp, Becoming), which is dedicated to powerful storytelling that promotes greater empathy, understanding and connections between people, and lifts up new, diverse voices. The series will include real scientists to inspire young viewers.

Series Consultants are Dr. Knatokie Ford (former Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) and Alie Ward (The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, Brainchild)

Netflix Announces New Animated Preschool Series ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’