The Jurassic Park world is evolving. According to Variety, Dreamworks TV and Netflix are bringing an animated series set in the current Jurassic World timeline to the popular streaming service. The plot: Jurassic World is now a summer camp for kids. And people are actually sending their children there!
The trailer showcases the rad animation style with a velociraptor stalking its way through the Isla Nublar brush. The series, titled Jurassic World: Camp Cretacious, focuses on six teens who are chosen to take part in a new adventure camp which is situated on the infamous Isla Nublar. Of course, as is the way with literally any tourism on the island in the Jurassic Park franchise, things go horribly wrong. The dinosaurs escape and wreak havoc on the campers and their “once-in-a-lifetime” trip.
On a logistical level, we do wonder how the powers that be keep getting approved for public liability insurance for this dino-death-trip. The conflict here though doesn’t come from the clear public safety concerns but from the fact that the kids are trapped and “unable to reach the outside world,” so “they’ll need to go from strangers to friends to family if they’re going to survive.”
Aside from the fact that people probably shouldn’t be sending their children to Jurassic World at all after multiple huge disasters, this sounds pretty exciting, as it is always interesting to see a new take on a classic series like this. DreamWorks and Netflix have also already been doing the good work with shows like She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and Tales of Arcadia, so we’ve got faith that this will be an interesting addition to Jurassic World canon.
This was a pretty stealthy drop from DreamWorks, so there isn’t too much other news about the series right now. But keep checking back as we’ll be following this latest example of entertaining mass child endangerment very, very closely.
Images: Dreamworks, Netflix