Ada Twist, Scientist’, an animated preschool series will soon be coming on Netflix. The series is an adaptation of the book series of the same name written by author Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts.
What is it about?
The series follows an eight-year-old Black scientist Ada Twist who sets out to assist others through scientific discovery, collaboration, and friendship. Her two best friends Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck help her in solving mysteries.
When can we see it?
We can expect Netflix to make the kids program debut in 2021. The show is said to comprise 40 episodes with a time span of 12-minutes each.
Who are engaged in the making of the series?
Kerri Grant will be acting as the showrunner, co-executive producer and story editor of the series. This animated children’s series hails from Higher Ground, the production company of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. In 2019, Higher Ground signed a multi-year deal with Netflix.
Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis, the Higher Ground executive producers said,
“The Higher Ground team was inspired to produce ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’ by President Obama and Mrs. Obama’s enduring commitment to young people, their education, and knowing no bounds or limits to dream from their future. Chris and Kerri’s show will ignite kids’ imaginations. This is exactly the type of show Higher Ground was founded to create-powerful, meaningful storytelling for the whole family.”
Their production company teams up with another one named Laughing Wild of creator Chris Nee. He is a children’s television screenwriter and producer who has won The Peabody, Emmy and Humanitas Prizes. Nee is famous for the creation of Disney Channel’s extremely popular ‘Doc McStuffins’ and ‘Vampirina’.
In a statement, Nee said, “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Higher Ground to bring Ada Twist to the screen. 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 show run, I knew we had the dream team to bring this special series to life.”
The former senior policy advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Knatokie Ford, and a science correspondent for CBS’s Alie Ward is the series consultants.