PEOPLE can exclusively reveal the official trailer of the highly anticipated Netflix show Julie’s Greenroom starring legendary actress Julie Andrews, and is set to begin streaming on Friday, March 17.
Andrews, 81, who created the series with her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton and Judy Rothman-Rofė, will executive produce and star as Ms. Julie — the director of the Wellspring Center for the Performing Arts in which she teaches performing arts workshops in the theatre and its “Greenroom.”
Ms. Julie and her assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) will bring the performing arts to a new generation of kids known as the “Greenies,” played by original puppet characters built by the renowned Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.
Episodes will feature an original song and every episode will feature a guest star who engages the kids in a specific area of the performing arts. There will also be a large array of guest stars including, Chris Colfer, Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Carol Burnett, Ellie Kemper, Idina Menzel, and many more.
Netflix is taking aim at “Sesame Street’s” turf in a deal with Julie Andrews and the Jim Henson Co. for a live-action series about the arts aimed at the preschool demo.
“Julie’s Greenroom” is designed to introduce pint-size viewers to various aspects of the performing arts. Andrews will play the leader of a performing arts company who works with a host of new puppet characters created by the Henson Co.
The series, which began lensing in New York last month, will feature original music and guest stars including Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Carol Burnett, Chris Colfer, Robert Fairchild, Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce, Bill Irwin, Ellie Kemper and Idina Menzel. Netflix has ordered 13 half-hour episodes that are set to debut early next year.
The first time I realized who mother was I was about 3. I was with my nanny in a department store – the movie Mary Poppins was already out – and there was a life-size cardboard cut-out of Mary Poppins on display. I pointed to it and said loudly “Look, there’s my mommy!” Some women were with their own children nearby and one of them said “Isn’t that cute? That little girl thinks that her mother is Mary Poppins!” - Emma Walton Hamilton