Netflix is expanding its portfolio of children's programming with two new series made in collaboration with Lego. Lego Bionicle: The Journey to One and Lego Friends: The Power of Friendship are coming to the streaming service during the first half of 2016. The series were announced alongside five other kid-oriented series, all of which are arriving on Netflix between the end of this year and 2017.
Netflix has been making a concerted effort to broaden their programming base with series like Dinotrux and exclusive licensed content from YouTube stars while prestigious shows like Orange Is the New Black and Grace and Frankie pull in adult viewers and Emmy nominations. Its partners at Lego are still trying to ride the wave created by last year's The Lego Movie with a suite of new movies, games, and product tie-ins.
Both Lego shows are debuting with only four episodes, but you can expect to see more content: there's a huge audience waiting to be satisfied. In announcing these new shows, Netflix revealed that over 30 million subscribers — "roughly half" of its 65 million members — regularly watch children's programming.
Currently under construction: Two new Netflix originals for kids from the world of @Lego_Group! Coming in 2016. pic.twitter.com/nMC2FgR7ge— Netflix US (@netflix) October 1, 2015