A New Generation of Teletubbies Is Coming to Netflix

Just when we thought Tinky Winky and Laa-Laa were ghosts of haunted memories, they're back to provide the same creepy fascination for our kids. Teletubbies hits Netflix on November 14.

Four Teletubbies making different expressions on a grass and blue sky background. A kid and adult peek out of the background.

Teletubbies is saying hello to Netflix this fall. The streaming service announced a reboot of the late-1990s children's show would drop on November 14.

The season will feature 26 episodes written by Catherine Williams. Each will run for 12 minutes. Williams was also a writer for the two-season reboot of Teletubbies that debuted in 2015.

Each episode will feature an original "Tummy Tale," which Netflix promises will "have the entire family singing and dancing along."

Will it, though?

Revivals and reunions have been en vogue in recent years. Girl Meets World and Fuller House welcomed back members of TGIF. Even the cast of Friends reprised their roles. It's unclear if anyone really asked for a reboot of the semi-scary-yet-somehow-adorable characters. Ready or not, though, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po are making a comeback.

Oh, whatever, a little nostalgia never hurt anyone. And the revival of the show will feature some voices parents are sure to recognize. Tituss Burgess (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) will serve as the narrator. The show will also star Jeremiah Krage (Doctor Who) as Tinky Winky, Nick Kellington (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Dipsy, Rebecca Hyland (The Night Garden) as Laa-Laa, and Rachelle Beinart (Wonder Woman 1984) as Po. Julia Pulo (Operation Christmas List) will host "Tummy Tales."

Hyland also played Laa-Laa (the yellow Teletubby) in the 2015 reboot.

Teletubbies was created by Andrew Davenport and first appeared on British television in 1997. It landed on PBS Kids a year later and went on to earn two Daytime Emmy nominations and numerous BAFTA nods. The original version of the series aired its final original episode in 2001. The first revival debuted on Nick, Jr. Over the years, the show has aired in more than 120 countries in 45 languages.

Teletubbies isn't the only new show dropping on Netflix over the next several months. Spirit Rangers, a show inspired by Native American stories, will premiere on October 10. The streaming service also announced that Princess Power will premiere in 2023. The animated preschool series is based on the best-selling book series Princesses Wear Pants, co-written by TODAY co-anchor Savanah Guthrie.

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