Fans of The Boss Baby, both young and old, get excited! The Dreamworks Animation flick has been turned into a new Netflix series, and it starts streaming on this Friday, April 6. A press release explained the gist of the show,which was executive produced by Brandon Sawyer who also did Penguins of Madagascar: "Boss Baby, with the help of his big brother and partner-in-crime Tim, continues to navigate the cutthroat corporate jungle gym of Baby Corp., while angling to achieve the near-impossible: the work-life balance of a modern career baby."
And as if that didn't sound exciting enough, Parents.com got an exclusive clip from the show, featuring Boss Baby and his team trying to handle a Baby Corp. baby who is acting up.
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Chatting with Parents.com, Sawyer explained that it was while watching the original film that he truly connected with Boss Baby. "His character was so expressive visually, that even with the sound off, you could tell what he was thinking and feeling at every moment," Sawyer notes. "It's gotta have those really clear character wants—you gotta really understand them as a person, and that's what I think and hope people connected to in the movie and what I think we have in the show."
But the show will also open the door to explore "this new world for Boss," Sawyer shares. "I loved that the movie kind of ended on a bromantic comedy wedding. 'We're gonna be a family now, we're gonna join our families together,'" he explains. "The launching point for me [for the show] is, 'Now that you're in this family, what does that really mean?' and how Boss is going to kind of balance his work and his family life was really interesting to me."
He also thinks the series will offer kids the opportunity to see "how funny an office can be." Sawyer elaborates, "Kids don't have jobs, but they know what it's like dealing with the 'co-worker' in the next cubicle who wants to just eat paste or is picking their nose at the desk. They know that, and so we tried to focus on those relationships. We have a lot of really fun, new characters, especially at the office, like the [CEO] Boss Baby has to deal with!"
Flula Borg, who starred in Pitch Perfect 2 and voiced Hans in Ferdinand, plays Mega Fat CEO Baby. Borg shares with Parents.com that he was excited to get involved in the project for its relatability. "The whole concept connects with kids really well, they can see [the characters] going through life," he notes. "They can relate to these adventures that we're having, and of course, any time babies speak with adult voices—I mean, we've all seen Look Who's Talking—let me tell you, this is a confusing and wonderful thing!"
No doubt about that. The new Netflix series most definitely sounds like a must-watch!