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'Inspector Gadget' Reboot Premiering on Netflix Next Month

By    |   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 11:51 AM

An "Inspector Gadget" reboot is coming to Netflix in March in the form of a CGI-animated children series, the video distribution company announced Wednesday.

"Inspector Gadget" began as a 1980s cartoon series and eventually led to a 1999 live-action movie starring Matthew Broderick, according to BoomHowdy.com. The new "Inspector Gadget" series is scheduled to premiere next month, reported the website.

"Everyone's favorite bumbling bionic detective, Inspector Gadget, is back in an all new CGI animated series," Netflix wrote in a statement released on Wednesday. "Dr. Claw has reactivated his global crime syndicate MAD and Inspector Gadget must stop him. Backed up by his niece, Penny, her dog Brain, and an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry, the lovable Gadget fights crime as only he can."

"The 26-episode series, produced by DHX Media . . . premieres exclusively in the U.S. on Netflix this March and will join the service at a later date in Latin America, the U.K., Ireland, Benelux, France, and the Nordics — after the initial broadcast in each country," the Netflix statement continued.

Erik Barmack, Netflix's vice president of global independent content, said that "Inspector Gadget" had been around long enough to have some cross-generational appeal.

"We think that kids are going to love the show," he said. "But it's also going to get some co-viewing because there is a generation of parents who grew up on the original."

Along with the "Inspector Gadget" reboot, Netflix also announced several other family and children-oriented programming Wednesday.

The series "Some Assembly Required" will make its debut this summer, while "Danger Mouse" and "Bottersnikes & Gumbles" will bow in the spring of 2016.

"Some Assembly Required" is a live-action series created by Dan Signer and Howard Nemetz and starring Kolton Stewart and Charlie Storwick. "Danger Mouse" is an animated series featuring British actor and comedian Stephen Fry while "Bottersnikes & Gumbles" is a CGI-animated series.

"We've seen great characters and rich storytelling work for a global audience time and time again," Barmack said in the Netflix statement. "That's why we're proud to be working with some of the industry's best producers and animators on these shows and we can't wait for kids and families all over the world to get to know these stories."

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