Although its not yet posted to the press site, Netflix has ordered the 13-episode first season of The Who Was? Show. The half-hour series is inspired by Penguin Books Who Was? children’s series. Showrunner Rich Korson will executive produce with Bob Higgins, Jay Peterson, and Penguin Workshop publisher and president, Francesco Sedita.
Penguin Workshop developed The Who Was? Show, and FremantleMedia Kids & Family is producing. Deadline reports, “The series where comedy and history collide” will debut in 2018. Brian McCann, Elliott Kalan, Eric Gilliland, Delaney Yeager, and Tami Sagher are writing the new Netflix series.
Here is more, from Deadline:
The Who Was? Show is described as a mixture of comedy and history and will feature key leaders, innovators and creative trendsetters while placing historical figures into context for today’s children. Each episode will showcase an assortment of live-action, animated shorts, improvisations, sketches, musical performances and guest appearances.
The New York Times bestselling series includes more than 185 titles — Who Was Ben Franklin?, Who Was Sacagawea?, etc. — that has sold 20 million-plus copies worldwide.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of The Who Was? Show? Will your family check it out when it drops to Netflix?