Guru Studio’s colorful, magical Netflix Original preschool series True and the Rainbow Kingdom has found a new home up north, with national public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada picking up the first two seasons. Canadians from coast to coast will get to enjoy the whimsical series, with ICI Radio-Canada Télé in Quebec having launched True on February 4 and CBC set to premiere it on March 24.
“CBC/Radio-Canada is the perfect home for True and the Rainbow Kingdom here in Canada,” said Mary Bredin, EVP Content & Strategy Guru Studio. “We are very excited to be working with the public broadcaster’s incredibly talented team to bring True’s message of positivity and joy to children across the country, both in English and in French.”
Based on a concept from world-renowned artist collective FriendsWithYou, in collaboration with Home Plate Ent. and Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER, True and the Rainbow Kingdom made its debut on Netflix last summer and has already built a sizeable following around the world.
“We are so thrilled to have this outstanding series launch on CBC and ICI Radio-Canada Télé,” said Marie McCann, Senior Director, CBC Kids. “This celebrated show introduces children to positive qualities such as empathy and mindfulness and demonstrates how they can empower children in such a colourful and playful way.”
Synopsis: True and the Rainbow Kingdom follows intelligent and fearless heroine True, and her hilarious best friend Bartleby the cat, as they come to the rescue of the Rainbow City’s whimsical citizens. True is the only one that can unleash the power of the Magical Wishes from the Wishing Tree to set things right and keep all the residents safe. True and Bartleby’s adventures are packed with comedy, while empowering viewers as they help True solve problems and overcome challenges.