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.