Netflix enchanted by Boat Rocker, Industrial Bros. magic series

Daniel Spellbound is the latest in a spate of fantasy-focused animated originals the streamer has announced recently.

Netflix, Boat Rocker Studios and Industrial Brothers are ready to make magic with their new CG-animated series, Daniel Spellbound. The 20 x 22-minute action-adventure is set to premiere on the SVOD in 2022.

Created by Matt Fernandes (Dino Ranch, Kingdom Force), Daniel Spellbound takes place in a magic-filled modern-day New York and follows its titular character as he searches for magical ingredients and tries to stop a group of dangerous alchemists.

Fernandes is serving as executive producer with Toronto-based Industrial Brothers’ Arthur Spanos and Tammy Semen, and Toronto-based Boat Rocker’s Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier, Jon Rutherford and Chapman Maddox. Merrill Hagan (The Magic School Bus, Teen Titans Go) is on board as executive story editor.

Daniel Spellbound is the latest in a spate of fantasy-focused animated originals Netflix has announced recently. Its upcoming Kid Cosmic stars a young boy struggling to adjust to his new status as a hero after discovering a powerful set of cosmic stones; Centaurworld is about a war horse trying to find her way home after she’s transported to a magical land filled with centaurs; and Jorge Gutierrez’s Maya and the Three features a warrior princess on a quest to find a trio of fighters who can help her save the world.

This December, Boat Rocker Media (BRM) realigned its Boat Rocker Studios banner in order to facilitate greater collaboration across its portfolio of assets.

Of note, U.S.-based Platform One Media, which the company acquired in 2019, was rebranded as Boat Rocker Studios, scripted, with Platform One chairman and CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh appointed as vice-chair of Boat Rockers Studios.

As well, Steve Lescroart, who was previously co-president of Platform One Media, was also promoted to president, Boat Rocker Studios, scripted, while Jay Peterson, formerly co-founder and CEO of Matador Content and managing director of Boat Rocker Studios, unscripted, was appointed president, Boat Rocker Studios, unscripted and Jon Rutherford, formerly managing director of Boat Rocker Studios, kids and family, was elevated to president, Boat Rocker Studios, kids and family.

The realignment also saw BRM’s co-executive chairmen Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier assume the additional roles of co-chairmen of Boat Rocker Studios. Additionally, BRM president Michel Pratte added the role of general manager Boat Rocker Studios to his remit.

Alongside Industrial Brothers, Boat Rocker also owns or invests in various entertainment companies, including Insight Productions, Jam Filled and others.

This story originally appeared in Kidscreen