The Jurassic World franchise is getting another installment, but instead of a blockbuster film, Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and Amblin Entertainment have created an animated series for Netflix. Titled “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous,” the eight-episode show is slated to make its bow on the streaming giant on Sept. 18.
According to Deadline, the animated series “follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. When dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are unable to reach the outside world and quickly will go from strangers to friends to family as they band together to survive.”
The film stars Paul-Mikél Williams, Jenna Ortega, Ryan Potter, Raini Rodriguez, Sean Giambrone, Kausar Mohammed and Jameela Jamil and Glen Powell in recurring roles.
“Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous” is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall and EP/showrunners Scott Kreamer and Aaron Hammersley. The series was developed by Zack Stentz, who also doubles as consulting producer.
The series is the latest in Netflix’s ventures in the animated series genre. Earlier this month, the streamer snagged international rights to “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” for most countries outside the U.S., excluding China and possibly Canada.
The service also released a first-look trailer for their late-summer animated series “Hoops.” The show, which stars “New Girl’s” Jake Johnson will be coming to the streamer on Aug. 21.