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Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess is set to narrate Netflix’s upcoming Teletubbies reboot replacing the original series narrator Tim Whitnall.
Helmed by the original series co-creator and writer Andrew Davenport, the reboot will be a refreshed telling of the iconic preschool show from the 1990s, with new music segments hosted by Julia Pulo.
The original lineup of Teletubbies is expected to return with Doctor Who’s Jeremiah Krage as Tinky Winky, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Nick Kellington as Dipsy, Rebecca Hyland as Laa-Laa, and Wonder Woman 1984 stuntwoman Rachelle Beinart as Po.
The series was produced Producers by Kate Bennetts, Maddy Darrall, Steven DeNure, Billy Macqueen, Michael Towner
The original Teletubbies series ran on BBC from 1997 to 2001. The series was an instant success worldwide, winning multiple BAFTA awards and logging two Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series during its run. By October 2000, the franchise had generated over $1.6 billion in merchandise sales.
“Teletubbies” is set to include 26 12-minute episodes, with plans to hit Netflix November 14.
In addition to "Teletubbies" Burgess is also set to headline the Disney + holiday competition series “Best in Snow ''.
The show, set to arrive on the streamer in December, will give teams from around the world a chance to compete for the title of “Best in Snow”
With the help of expert snow carvers, teams will transform 10-foot, 20-ton blocks of snow into creations inspired by Disney-owned properties from Pixar, Marvel, Walt Disney Animation, Walt Disney Studios, and The Muppets Studios.
Burgess is also set to join Kermit the Frog, and DCappella as musical guests.
Best in Snow is produced by Six West Media and Milojo Productions, with Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Steve Ascher, Albert Bianchini, Allie Breslin, Jessica Conway, Josh Greenberg tapped as producers.