Silvergate Media has shared details of the broadcast launch of its new Octonauts spin-off series, Octonauts: Above & Beyond.
Season one will debut globally on Netflix from 7 September 2021, followed by season two in 2022.
The series sees the popular characters expand their adventures beyond the sea and onto land.
Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso are supported by Dashi who assumes a new leadership role and new hero Paani, an expert on all the Earth’s waterways, in addition to an extended team of Octo-agents from around the world to call in emergencies and to aid the Octonauts on various missions.
At the heart of the series is a new mobile HQ, the Octoray, supported by a new fleet of land-based vehicles, the Terra Gups, which can climb mountains, dig tunnels, sail over sand dunes and navigate dense jungles.
“Above & Beyond marks an exciting new chapter in the Octonauts universe,” said Ron Allen, evp commercial at Silvergate Media. “By moving the action onto land, this series will give audiences the opportunity to see their favourite characters face new challenges and the new narratives and landscapes will provide a dramatic backdrop for fresh Octonauts adventures.
“The launch of new content will kickstart a global brand strategy and we look forward to taking Octonauts to greater heights.”
A major relaunch of the Octonauts consumer products programme will be spearheaded by new global toy partner, Moose Toys. The master toy line is due for launch from June 2022 and will include figures, vehicles, play-sets, plush and more.
In addition, Merlin Entertainments recently launched the world’s biggest Octonauts attraction at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, part of the SEA LIFE global aquarium chain and launched a new Octonauts initiative ‘Be a Captain for the Day’ across all 13 Sea Life venues in the UK, as well as venues in Australia and China.