Netflix readies All Hail King Julien for original content stable
Michelle Clancy
| 05 November 2014
DreamWorks Animation's All Hail King Julien, a Madagascar spin-off focused on the lemur from the popular kids' film, is poised to become a Netflix original TV series.

The first five 22-minute episodes will be available to Netflix members in the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Latin America, the Nordics, Benelux and France to watch instantly beginning on Friday 19 December.

Long before the Zoosters arrive on Madagascar, King Julien holds court - not to mention nightly revelries - over a colourful cast that includes fan favourites Mort and Maurice, along with a host of all-new jungle dwellers as they take on the craziest adventures and wildest parties the jungle has to offer.

The series features a voice cast that includes television legend Henry Winkler (Happy Days) as Julien's regal predecessor, Uncle King Julien, alongside Emmy-winning actor Danny Jacobs as King Julien, Andy Richter (Conan, Arrested Development) as Mort, Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy) as Maurice, and India de Beaufort (One Tree Hill) as Clover, the king's special-ops expert.

The show joins the hit series Turbo FAST in a growing line-up of Netflix original animated productions from DreamWorks Animation. By the end of 2016, DreamWorks Animation will debut ten additional new series on Netflix.

"The combination of comedy, original music and stories of simple lemur life turned upside-down and fabulous by King Julien makes this series unique," said Margie Cohn, head of television for DreamWorks Animation. "All Hail King Julien is really a showcase for our talented artists to bring the Netflix audience the great storytelling, compelling characters and fantastic design that is the hallmark of DreamWorks Animation."