DreamWorks Animation today announced Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, an animated action-adventure series, is set to debut globally on Netflix in 2020 as part of its ongoing multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce original animated kids and family programming. Set within the same timeline as the 2015 blockbuster film, Jurassic World, the Netflix original series is inspired by the multi-billion-dollar franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive.
Scott Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) serve as showrunners and executive producers. The series is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Colin Trevorrow. Zack Stentz serves as consulting producer.
This latest series builds on a successful five-year relationship between DreamWorks Animation and Netflix that has seen 18 originals debut on the service, including the Tales of Arcadia trilogy from Guillermo del Toro, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Spirit Riding Free and The Boss Baby: Back in Business. Following NBCUniversal’s acquisition of the studio, the partnership was expanded to first-looks at animated series based on Universal Pictures properties, original and acquired IP. Due in 2019 are Archibald’s Next Big Thing from executive producer Tony Hale and Fast & Furious.
The third installment in Universal/Amblin’s $5 billion Jurassic World film franchise is scheduled to hit theaters on June 11, 2021.