Netflix is set to develop an original CG-animated series under the name Line Friends. Based on Brown & Friends, the icons of a popular Japanese messaging app, Line. The streaming service will also be working with LA-based Kickstart Entertainment to co-produce.
The series is going to feature its iconic characters, Brown, Sally, Cony, Moon, and James in their daily lives. According to the press release launched on Wednesday, the characters are going to be non-verbal.
This isn’t the first time Line Friends have made hits. “Based on unparalleled creative capabilities, Line Friends has produced diversified content with its popular IPs, including videos, animations, and games that millennials and Gen Z love,” KD Kim, the VP of Line Friends said in a statement in the press release. “With an original animated series on Netflix, Line Friends will enhance its competitiveness in global content, and strengthen its presence in the entertainment industry, as well as its position as both a global creative studio and a producer of high-quality content.”
“The band of adorable Brown & Friends characters has been a part of many fans’ daily lives since they created as stickers on Line mobile messengers, and now we’re excited to develop the expanded world for screens of all kinds to delight new audiences everywhere on Netflix,” said Netflix’s director of original animation, Aram Yacoubian.
There hasn’t been a release date confirmed as of yet.