Inspector Gadget Reboot Coming to Netflix

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Parents have a whole new way to get their kids hooked on binge-watching.

Netflix is expanding its slate of children’s programming with its acquisition of the U.S. rights to an Inspector Gadget reboot that has already aired in Europe, USA Today reports. Previously a 1980s cartoon and a 1999 live-action movie with Matthew Broderick, Inspector Gadget‘s latest incarnation features new technology and a new 3-D animated look for the cartoon character. The 26 episodes will debut on the U.S. version of Netflix in March, with premiere dates for other foreign Netflix territories to be announced at a later date.

“We think that kids are going to love the show,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix’s vice president of global independent content, “but it’s also going to get some co-viewing because there is a generation of parents who grew up on the original.”

That’s not all Netflix has planned to reach the young ones — or people who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s. The streaming service also announced that a remake of the British cartoon Danger Mouse, about a crime-fighting secret agent rodent, will premiere in the spring of 2016. Netflix also has revamped versions of The Magic School Bus and Popples in the works.

[USA Today]

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