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Amazon Studios to Revive ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’

Two New Kids-Themed Shows Will Launch on Amazon Prime, Including 'Bug Diaries'

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Amazon Studios has ordered two new original kids-themed series, including a revival of classic “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” from Sid & Marty Krofft. Originally airing on NBC on Saturday mornings from 1973 to 1975, “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” is centered on two brothers, Johnny and Scotty, who along with their cousin Robyn befriend Sigmund, a friendly young sea-monster who escapes from his old life and his comically dysfunctional brothers Slurp and Blurp. Now, using a Clubhouse as their hiding place, the gang must keep Sigmund safe from an ambitious sea-monster hunter Captain Barnabas.

The show is executive produced by Sid & Marty Krofft (“H.R. Pufnstuf,” “Land of the Lost”) with the pilot directed by Jonathan Judge (“The Thundermans” “School of Rock”) and starring David Arquette (“Scream”) as Captain Barnabas.

The second new kids-themed series on Amazon is animated series “Bug Diaries,” based on the children’s book series by Doreen Cronin. The show follows a comic trio of slimy, crawly, and buzzy bug friends whose tiny world offers up huge adventures.

Both “Sigmund and the Sea Monsters” and “Bug Diaries” will be part of Amazon Prime Video’s growing line-up of originals, and they will both be available for streaming at an undisclosed date in 2017.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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