Julie Andrews is getting her own all-singing all-dancing Netflix series

Puppets, the performing arts and Julie Andrews

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Netflix is poised to come alive with the sound of music because beloved film star Julie Andrews, known for iconic movies like Mary Poppins, is fronting a new on demand series for children. 

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Aimed at pre-schoolers, Julie’s Greenroom will see the 80-year-old actress and her assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) teach a puppet cast of kids, called the Greenies, about acting, singing, writing and more at the fictional Wellspring Centre for the Performing Acts.

The series will also feature guest stars – including Idina Menzel, Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Chris Colfer, Carol Burnett, Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban and Alec Baldwin – while each episode will showcase an original song. 

“This project represents the fulfilment of a long held dream to educate children about the wonder of the arts,” says Andrews.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with my daughter and long time co-author, Emma, to bring this show to life along with our co-creator, Judy Rothman-Rofe. We could not be more honoured to be working with the extraordinary Jim Henson Company. We are equally delighted to be premiering as a Netflix original production,” she adds. 

Andrews herself created the programme, and will also executive produce the season’s 13 episodes. 

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Julie’s Greenroom will be available on Netflix in early 2017