Amazon Greenlights ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’ Remake
Amazon Studios has ordered two children’s series, live-action Sigmund and the Sea Monsters—from Sid and Marty Krofft and based on their Saturday morning television series from the 1970s—and animated TheBug Diaries, based on a best-selling children’s book series by Doreen Cronin.
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, targeting children ages 6 to 11, is based on the Kroffts’ classic Saturday morning series about two brothers and a cousin who befriend a sea monster. David Arquette plays Captain Barnabas. The Sigmund pilot went live on Amazon for screening June 17.
Bug Diaries is about a trio of slimy bug friends whose tiny world offers up major adventures.
“We are so excited to bring this beloved series, Bug Diaries, to our customers, that highlights important life lessons for our young viewers,” said Tara Sorensen, head of kids programming at Amazon Studios. “We also look forward to reviving the classic Sigmund and the Sea Monsters that has a strong message of friendship.”
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.