Netflix is changing up their original series pattern by not releasing all episodes at the same time.
The first five episodes of DreamWorks Animation’s “Turbo Fast”, a show about a team of racing snails, will premiere the first five episodes on Christmas Eve in all of Netflix’s internet streaming territories worldwide.
“Turbo Fast”, a show following a team of racing snails, is the first ever Netflix original series for children and is based on DreamWorks Animation’s disappointing summer movie “Turbo.”
In total, Netflix has ordered 26 episodes of the children’s show. After the first five, the remaining episodes will premiere throughout 2014.
The release of this show is different from the release of other Netflix original shows such as “House of Cards”, “Hemlock Grove”, “Orange in the New Black” and “Derek”; all episodes of these shows were released at once.
Production on animation is (on a) different timetable so we chose to make the episodes that are ready now, available for viewers as they were ready,” Netflix chief communications officer Jonathan Friedland said in an email to Variety. “Historically we have said that original series will be released in ways that best support the story — so if it suits the show, (it’s) always possible we could release in a different way.”
The kid’s series was produced by Ben Kalina and Jennifer Ray, executive produced by Chris Prynoski, and based on characters by David Soren. “Turbo Fire” was produced by DreamWorks Animation Television with production services supplied by Titmouse.
“We’ve long said that Netflix is revolutionizing the television industry and now we are thrilled to officially be a part of it,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. “They have been fantastic partners whose vision has given our characters an amazing platform to be enjoyed by families around the world.”
However, the different release of episodes does not mean things are changing for other originals. On Dec. 13, all eight episodes of season 2 of “Lilyhammer” will be released.