How many Millennials miss their favorite cartoons and childhood shows that they watched nearly everyday between snack and a nap? Tons! Well, guess what? They are coming coming back!
Netflix has partnered up with Reading Rainbow and the childhood favorite will be debuting soon. The show which was hosted by LeVar Burton tweeted that the will be debuting August 1st.
— Reading Rainbow (@readingrainbow) July 27, 2015
This will be the first time since 2009. Reading Rainbow earned 26 Daytime Emmys as well as a Peabody award. The team has been working hard to get the show airtime, also creating a kickstart campaign in 2014 to produce new episodes. The kickstart did so well it raised over 1 million in 11 hours.
— Tom Weber (@webertom1) May 29, 2014
Burton spoke about the upcoming episodes and new forms technology to grasp the show’s message to the younger generation.
“I have to say, as a fan of technology, I guess I’ve always thought counterintuitively about this because with Reading Rainbow the television series, the debate 31 years ago — when we first began this journey — was: Is television the enemy of education? And I thought, here in television lies a great assist and a great ally in educating our kids. I feel the same way about the current digital media. I think that this is a tremendous opportunity for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that these gadgets that we all carry around are so engaging. We want to spend time on them, we want to interact with them, and that interaction is something television does not offer. So I’m really excited about the potential for technology being a great tool in the education process.”