The Obama’s and the “Doc McStuffins” creator, Chris Nee, have teamed up to produce a new animated preschool series for the popular streaming service, Netflix. And, the first-look trailer is ready for all to view! Check out the trailer for Barack and Michelle Obama’s newest Netflix series, Ada Twist, Scientist.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with Higher Ground to bring Ada Twist to the screen,” Nee said to Deadline in an interview. “As a fan of the books, I was taken with the diverse characters, striking designs, and vital message that science matters. Plus, Ada fulfills my personal need to populate children’s television with strong girls who aren’t afraid to be the smartest kids in the room. Once Kerri Grant came on board to showrun, I knew we had the dream team to bring this special series to life.”
The series follows a popular book series, Ada Twist, Scientist, written by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts to encourage more young girls to follow careers in STEM.
Want to know just what to expect from Ada Twist, Scientist? Well, according to the show’s description, throughout the series, Ada and her two best friends, Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck, will unravel and solve various scientific mysteries for their friends and families. “But solving the mystery is only the beginning, because science isn’t just about learning how and why and what It’s about putting that knowledge into action to make the world a better place.”
“As a young, curious Black girl who grew up loving TV, I simply became accustomed to rarely seeing images that reflected me onscreen — and the ones that did, represented an anti-intellectual stereotype that led me to hide my own light under a bushel,” said showrunner Kerri Grant to Deadline in the same interview as Nee.
She continued, “To be a part of bringing a show to kids that features a young, Black girl being unapologetically the smartest kid in the room, in a world as diverse and visually stunning as the one created by the book series’ author and illustrator, fills my heart to capacity. Working with Chris Nee, my old boss, and certified preschool TV hit-maker; and Higher Ground and their commitment to representation, dreaming big, and excellence, has been the alignment of so many stars, it’s truly a celestial event.”
Make sure to mark your calendars for the season one September 28th release!