Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, a new animated TV show, will premiere on Netflix in 2020. Back in 2015, Universal revived the Jurassic Park franchise (which had remained dormant since the third film in 2001) with the first Jurassic World film. Starring Chris Pratt (who at the time was coming off the tremendous successes of The LEGO Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy), the soft reboot proved Jurassic hadn't gone extinct yet and could still draw in sizable crowds. It broke box office records, paving the way for a full trilogy. The two movies released so far both earned over $1 billion at the box office.
With Jurassic World one of the studio's most viable tentpoles, there have been many recent attempts to expand it. Noteworthy examples include Jurassic World: The Ride at Universal Studios (which will feature the cast from the movies) and the video game Jurassic World: Evolution. Back in March, it appeared there were plans to bring the property to the small screen via a Netflix show, and now that's officially been confirmed.
Today, DreamWorks Animation announced Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, which will debut on the streaming platform in 2020. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Colin Trevorrow, the show is set within the Jurassic World timeline. Scott Kreamer and Lane Lueras serve as showrunners. You can see a teaser for the series in the space below:
The show is about a group of teenagers who, as the title suggests, look to attend Camp Cretaceous on the other side of Isla Nubar. In typical Jurassic Park fashion, nothing goes as planned as dinosaurs start to cause trouble, and the campers need to work together to survive. Given the target audience (kids and family), it sounds like Camp Cretaceous will be full of valuable life lessons for youngsters watching, teaching them about the importance of teamwork and cooperation. It goes without saying that the dino-action will probably be toned down considerably when compared to what takes place in the films, but based on the trailer, Camp Cretaceous will still deliver tense genre thrills to complement its more educational moments.
With this, Jurassic World becomes the next major Universal tentpole to get a small screen makeover for Netflix. Last year, a Fast & Furious animated series was confirmed, which follows Dom Toretto's teenage cousin Tony. The studio is clearly interested in finding new mediums for some of their most lucrative properties, introducing them to new viewers and hopefully sparking interest in upcoming live-action film projects. Jurassic World 3 won't hit theaters until 2021, so Camp Cretaceous is going to have to fill the void for fans until then.
Source: DreamWorks Animation