Julie Andrews, Jim Henson Company Team for Netflix Children's Program

The hills are alive at Netflix with a new children’s program starring prolific entertainer Julie Andrews.

The Sound of Music legend has teamed with the Jim Henson Company to launch Julie’s Greenroom, an educational series aimed at teaching preschoolers about the performing arts.

In each episode, Andrews will be joined by assistant Gus (played by Giullian Yao Gioiello, The Carrie Diaries) and a bevy of special guest stars — including Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), singer Sara Bareilles, Tituss Burgess and Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Carol Burnett (The Carol Burnett Show), Chris Colfer (Glee), singer Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce (Frasier) and Broadway star Idina Menzel — to educate a new generation of kids about mime, music, dance, improv, circus arts and voice. Each installment will also feature a supporting cast of puppets known as the “Greenies,” and original music by Emmy-winning composer Bill Sherman.

“This project represents the fulfillment of a long held dream to educate children about the wonder of the arts,” Andrews said in a statement. “We could not be more honored to be working with the extraordinary Jim Henson Company. We are equally delighted to be premiering as a Netflix original production.”

Julie’s Greenroom, which was co-created by Andrews’ daughter Emma Walton Hamilton and Judy Rothman-Rofė (Madeline), will debut globally in 2017.

Does Julie Andrews’ new children’s program sound like a worthwhile binge for children of a certain age?

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  1. Sounds great! Wish I could be a child again…

  2. Guy says:

    Can I watch this if I’m not a kid? :D

  3. ToyCannon says:

    Will Julie be able to sing?

  4. Roundagain says:

    This show looks delightful.

    But why is it on Netflix? With “Sesame Street” now on HBO, “Julie’s Greenroom” could be wonderful for everyone, not just for the families that can afford Netflix.

    By the way, the show is being co-executive produced by Lisa Henson, Jim Henson’s daughter.

  5. Erika says:

    I love everything about this.

  6. Stacy says:

    Such a beautiful idea for a children’s show.