DreamWorks Animation Television’s seventh series, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, will debut exclusively on Netflix next Friday, October 9. Here’s the opening of the series:
The show, which reportedly has a 78-episode order, reboots the vintage animated characters who first appeared in 1959 on the TV series Rocky & His Friends. Unlike the 2014 DreamWorks Animation theatrical version of Mr. Peabody & Sherman that was produced with computer animation, the TV series is made in digital 2D, which looks more faithful aesthetically to the historic cel-animated series. The feature grossed $272.9 million worldwide, not enough to offset the film’s expensive production cost, causing a $57 million writedown for DreamWorks.
In the new series, Mr. Peabody (voiced by Chris Parnell) and his boy Sherman (Max Charles) host a talk show from their New York City penthouse, in which they interview historical figures like George Washington and Edgar Allen Poe. They also embark on time travel adventures in their WABAC machine visiting the likes of Cleopatra, Mozart, and Marco Polo.