February 14-2020
Netflix picks up ‘Thomas and Friends’

Netflix in multiple regions will be the home to season 23 of Thomas and Friends from 15 March 2020. The news was revealed during Mattel’s earnings calls on Thursday.

Thomas and Friends is a well known British-American kids series that has been operating since 1984 and follows the adventure of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends on the Island of Sodor. It features popular characters such as The Fat Controller, Gordon, Cranky, Edward, Annie, and Clarabel. Mark Moraghan currently narrates the show.

Season 23 of Thomas and Friends follows the famed blue engine as he travels to Italy and Brazil, making new friends, exploring new cultures and unearthing new discoveries. The season consists of 20, 11-minute episodes, including three 22-minute specials, Digs & Discoveries: All Tracks Lead to Rome, Digs & Discoveries: Mines of Mystery and Steam Team to the Rescue.

Nick Jr. carried seasons 21, 22 and 23 of Thomas and Friends, along with specials. Beginning in March, season 23, which had aired on Nick Jr. last year, will be available on Netflix, with the new season 24 launching on the service later this year.

Internationally, Netflix will have library episodes in Asia (Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam), Canada, Europe (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland), Latin America and the United Kingdom. Specific content availability dates will vary by market.