DreamWorks Animation today announced Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is set to debut globally on Netflix in 2020. The animated action-adventure series is part of an ongoing multi-year agreement with Netflix to produce original animated kids and family programming.
The series will be set within the same timeline as the 2015 blockbuster film, Jurassic World. It 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. Which is interesting considering Spielberg's resistance to the presence of Netflix at the Academy Awards!
Clearly putting that aside, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous builds on a successful five-year relationship between DreamWorks Animation and Netflix. They have debuted 18 original series on the service, including Spirit Riding Free, and The Boss Baby: Back in Business.
DreamWorks Animation has a number of additional series slated to debut on Netflix in 2019. They include Archibald’s Next Big Thing from executive producer Tony Hale and the highly anticipated Fast & Furious animated series.
As of yet, there have been no further details released about the production timeline and we do have to wait until next year to see the new series come to life on our screens!