Season three of Genius Brands International’s flagship animated preschool series Rainbow Rangers has been greenlit. Meanwhile, Genius Brands has entered a deal with Netflix for the platform to stream season one starting July 2021 in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.
The company announced additional deals for the series, including with Amazon Prime Video, New Zealand’s TVNZ, and Israel’s Noga.
Rainbow Rangers is a rescue-based series, directed by Emmy winner Michael Malini, that follows the adventures of seven girls who are Earth’s first responders — protecting people, animals, resources, and the natural beauty of the planet. Hilary Cherniss and Sara Jane Sluke, who were key writers in seasons 1 and 2, will be head writers of season 3. Genius Brands Chairman and CEO, and award-winning producer, Andy Heyward, serves as executive producer.
“In under three years, we successfully launched and have dramatically increased the presence of Rainbow Rangers around the world, beginning with Nickelodeon here in the U.S., and we are now launching the premiere of new episodes to Kartoon Channel! in the U.S. The fact that the series has been sought by top tier broadcasters around the world, now including Netflix, underscores its huge appeal,” Heyward said. “As we rapidly grow our global audience and assign global licensing agents, we remain committed to accelerating the launch of related merchandise worldwide through big box retailers and online, which we believe will drive value for our shareholders. Season three stories will have a unique twist to it, which we believe will have a significant impact on consumer products worldwide, along with our new master toy licensee.”
The new media partners for Rainbow Rangers join a roster of current media partners worldwide, including Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! in the U.S. and Canada, Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse (Canada), Televisa and BLIM TV (Mexico), Cartoonito(Italy), NineNetwork (Australia), CCTV and iQiyi (China), Nickelodeon and NOGGIN (Latin America) TV2 (Hungary), NOGA (Israel), Mini Mini (Poland), Canal Panda (Portugal), Discovery Kids (Middle East), Mediacorp (Singapore), Awesome TV (Malaysia), and Pikaboo (Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina).
Season one of Rainbow Rangers premiered in October 2018 and season two in November 2019.