16 NOV 2020

NETFLIX TO PRODUCE FIRST ANIMATED MUSICAL SERIES AND NEW ICELANDIC DRAMA

“Arlo The Alligator” will premiere in 2021. The production of “Entrapped” began in Iceland and is also set to launch on the platform next year.

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Netflix announced the release of Ryan Crego's animated movie musical “Arlo the Alligator Boy” and series “I Love Arlo." The episode series will premiere globally in 2021. The streamer also announced a new season of the award-winning series by filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, renamed “Entrapped.” 

Ryan Crego will serve as the executive producer and director of “Arlo The Alligator Boy” and executive producer and showrunner of the series, and Blake Lemons will serve as the supervising producer on the movie and co-executive producer on the series. “Entrapped” is produced by RVK Studios and co-produced by the Icelandic Broadcasting Service RÚV and ZDF from Germany. Production of Entrapped has started in Iceland and will launch on Netflix in 2021. “It is a great honor that Netflix wanted to take on the next chapter in the Trapped saga,” Executive Producer and Creative Director Baltasar Kormákur, said. “Trapped is the most successful TV series in Iceland's history and I am in no doubt that relaunching it as Entrapped with Netflix around the world will take it even further.”

Original music for the film and series created by Alex Geringas with original songs by Crego & Geringas. The voice cast for both movie and series includes singer and American Idol contestant Michael J. Woodard, Grammy-nominated musician Mary Lambert, Michael "Flea" Balzary of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Toy Story’s” Annie Potts, “Veep’s” Tony Hal, “Stranger Things’ Brett Gelman, “Queer Eye’s” Jonathan Van Ness, Trinkets’ Haley Tju, “2 Broke Girls” Jennifer Coolidge and Vincent Rodriguez III.

“Entrapped” is created by internationally recognized and acclaimed filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, who is also behind the already announced Netflix Original series Katla, and is written by Clive Bradley, Rannveig Jónsdóttir, Davíð Már Stefánsson, and Sigurjón Kjartansson and is a sequel of the award-winning series “Trapped.” The series stars Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, and Danish actor Thomas Bo Larsen. 

The movie, Arlo the Alligator Boy, will launch Arlo’s journey as he meets a group of misfits who quickly become his new family. Upon learning that he is from New York City, a wide-eyed boy, who is half human and half alligator, decides to leave his sheltered life in the swamp and search for his long lost father. "The story of Arlo and his friends has been with me for nearly a decade, and I am beyond thrilled to finally have a chance to share his musical journey with the world,” Crego said. “Arlo is a character who is so full of hope and overflowing with positivity, even when the odds are stacked against him. That optimism and joy are reflected in every song of the movie and the series, and we can’t wait for audiences around the world to sing along with him."

After the end of the second season in Iceland, “Entrapped” resume with the police duo Andri and Hinrika, get drawn into a war in the remote highlands, where two rival groups fight over specific pieces of land, leading to the death of a young man, Ivar. It turns out that Ivar was not unknown to Andri, so he feels obliged to join Hinrika in the North to investigate the murder case. ‘’Trapped has gripped viewers across the globe and has shown that great stories can come from anywhere,” Lina Bronéus, Director of Co-Productions and Acquisitions Netflix Northern Europe, said. “We are thrilled to partner with Baltasar Kormákur and RVK studios again to co-produce a new season and give fans across the world the chance to dive back into the compelling world of Andri and Hinrika.’’