With the arrival of fall, an influx of new television series begins. Ready to dive in? Here are six — five animated, one live-action — originals from Netflix Kids & Family that appeal to various age ranges, whether you’re into action, hijinx or science fiction.
Archibald’s Next Big Thing
Archibald Strutter is a chicken (that’s him above in the brown sweater) who’s all about living in the moment. His unique take on life finds him landing in various destinations, often away from home. Nonplussed, Archibald enjoys his journeys, knowing he’ll eventually be back home and can embark upon whole new adventures. Best for ages 5-8.
Best friends Wesely, Georgie and their sidekick cat Pretzel aren’t worried about the day-to-day obstacles they encounter. The dynamic duo, ahem, trio, simply undertake a ritual that sees them transforming into ninjas. The magic words are, of course, “Hello, Ninja!” Mishaps and villains await, but the ninjas take them on and emerge victoriously. Look out, bad guys! Best for ages 2-5.
Dragons Rescue Riders
Based on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise (but for younger kids), the story follows Viking twins Dak and Leyla were rescued and raised by dragons. The two grow up learning to speak dragon, and along with young dragons Winger, Summer, Cutter and Burple, they defend and protect their land on exciting adventures. These riders will be soaring into Netflix September 27.
Last Kids on Earth
Life’s all good in the suburbs — filled with video games, tree houses and candy — until a zombie apocalypse finds monsters roving the neighborhood. Thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan and his band of middle school buddies arm themselves with crazy gadgets to battle zombies and giant monsters in their new existence. Best for ages 6-11.
Dino Girl Gauko
Naoko Watanabe is making a statement in her home country of Japan. What residents are beginning to realize? Make the tween angry and she transforms into Gauko, a fire-breathing dinosaur girl. Look out, Japan! Best for ages 6-11.
Teen celeb Kaylie Konrad finds herself in trouble. No amount of sweet-talking, or offer of autographs, is getting her out of this latest incident. Kaylie must perform community service — namely, leading an after-school wilderness club for pre-teens. Now, instead of having a red carpet transformation, the starlet finds herself roughing it, learning lessons along the way. Best for ages 6-12.