Peacock brings new original series and specials along with DreamWorks’ ‘The Bad Guys’

Peacock announced the new original series Caillou, a CGI reboot of the classic 1997 animated series of the same name and L’il Stompers to its original kids programming slate. Peacock has also picked up the rights to five 44-minute Caillou event specials, focusing on significant childhood occasions. In addition, DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys will stream exclusively on Peacock beginning 1 July. 

These new titles join a robust collection of Peacock original kid’s offerings including the previously announced Press Start!, Team Mekbots Animal Rescue, Dinopops, The Makery and Season two of Babble Bop!. Peacock original kids programming is set to roll out monthly beginning in 2023. 

Peacock original kids titles currently streaming on the platform include Babble Bop!, Curious George: Cape Ahoy, as well as the DreamWorks Animation series Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky, Archibald’s Next Big Thing is Here!, Cleopatra in Space and Where’s Waldo?


  • It is an 11-minute CG-animated preschool series about the home and social life of a sensitive and imaginative 4-year-old boy named Caillou and the supportive family and friends that help him navigate his big feelings. 
  • Caillou is a CGI reboot of the original, 1997 animated series of the same name, featuring authentic and relatable slice-of-life stories told from the point of view of its imaginative four-year-old main character who learns life lessons and discovers new things with his friends and family. 
  • He will tackle tricky problems and powerful emotions, by imagining himself, his family, and his friends as characters in exciting make-believe adventures based on his favourite toys and books. 

About the series: 

Showrunner: Miklos Perlus 

Writer: Amanda Smith 

Produced by: WildBrain and IoM Media Ventures

Format: CG Animation, 52 episodes x 11 minutes 

Caillou – Event Specials: 

  • Peacock has also picked up the rights to five 44-minute Caillou event specials, focusing on significant childhood occasions. 
  • The standalone event specials will feature storylines for Christmas, Halloween, summer vacation, anti-bullying and celebration of family. 
  • Each story will push further into the rich imaginative potential of Caillou’s inner world than ever before. By telling bigger stories, audiences get a better understanding of Caillou’s struggles and victories, with the ultimate satisfaction of knowing things are always wrapped up in a happy ending. 

About the specials: 

Showrunner: Miklos Perlus
Director: Greg Richardson
Writers: Carly DeNure (special episode one), Diana Moore (special episodes two and four), Jagjiwan Sohal (special episode three), Brian Hartigan (special episode five)
Executive Producers: Josh Scherba, Anne Loi, Stephanie Betts, Meaghan Clark, Dana Landry
Produced By: WildBrain and IoM Media Ventures
Format: CG Animation, five episodes x 44 minutes 

L’il Stompers 

  • L’il Stompers features a cuddly bunch of stuffed dinosaurs seeking adventure and knowledge of the amazing world around them. Our adorable friends support one another as they take on hard topics in a soft world.  
  • Each character-focused episode features an age-appropriate challenging situation, using real problem-solving and coping strategies and laughter along the way. The show models how to deal with socio-emotional themes such as practice and persistence, listening to others, adapting to new things, and appreciation of differences.  
  • The series features a cosy, crafted world where our prehistoric dinos learn about life in the Stomping Grounds. 

About the series: 

Creator, Director, Writer: Phillip Stamp
Series Director: Greg Richardson
Executive Story Editor: Bernice Vanderlaan
Executive Producers:Meaghan Clark, Dana Landry, Aaron Simpson, Phillip Stamp Produced By: IoM Media Ventures (Island of Misfits)
Educational Contributor: Cheryl Gotthelf
Format: 65 x 5-minute episodes 

The Bad Guys 

  • Follows the most notorious criminals in the world and find out if they can pull off their biggest job yet – going good – in DreamWorks Animations. The Bad Guys streaming exclusively on Peacock on 1 July.   
  • Showcasing a brand-new crew of lovable and edgy characters bursting with personality, the film embraces individuality with each character’s unique skill set, ranging from hacking and disguise to muscle and drive.  
  • The family action-comedy boasts a star-studded voice cast including Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Marc Maron (Glow), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine franchise), Anthony Ramos (In The Heights), and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as the bad guys, alongside co-stars Zazie Beetz (Joker), Lily Singh (Bad Moms), Emmy winner Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), and Richard Ayoade (Paddington 2).   
  • The Bad Guys is based on the Scholastic children’s graphic novels by Aaron Blabey that earned a spot on the New York Times bestselling list for more than 100 weeks and have sold a combined total of more than one million copies to date. 

About the film: 

Executive producers: Etan Cohen, Aaron Blabey, Patrick Hughes  
Producers: Damon Ross, Rebecca Huntley
Screenplay by: Etan Cohen   
Directed by: Pierre Perifel  
Music by: Daniel Pemberton 
Produced by: DreamWorks Animation
Based On the book series by: Aaron Blabey  

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