It’s probably safe to say DreamWorks Animation’s new Jurassic World series will not feature dinosaurs running amok and eating people. The just-announced Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous series is targeting a younger audience and is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2020.
According to Netflix, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is set within the same timeline as the 2015 movie.
The new Jurassic World series comes from executive producers Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Colin Trevorrow, Scott Kreamer and Lane Lueras. Kreamer (Pinky Malinky) and Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) are the season one showrunners. Zack Stentz is a consulting producer.
The film franchise has grossed more than $5 billion. Three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List) directed the first two Jurassic movies, Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). Joe Johnston took over directing duties for the third dinosaur action-adventure film, Jurassic Park III (2001). Colin Trevorrow joined the franchise as director of Jurassic World (2015), with J.A. Bayona helming the most recent film of the franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018).
The animated series is part of DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s multi-year partnership. Their other productions include Guillermo del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Spirit Riding Free, and The Boss Baby: Back in Business.
In addition to announcing the series, Netflix and DreamWorks Animation released a 40 second teaser trailer and the first official photo.
“Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows a group of six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. But when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island, the campers are stranded. Unable to reach the outside world, they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive.”