Netflix’s Teletubbies Reboot Drops First Trailer

Netflix has dropped its first Teletubbies reboot trailer, leaving many feeling rather nostalgic ahead of its premiere in November.
Credit: Netflix

Netflix has dropped its first Teletubbies reboot trailer, leaving some feeling rather nostalgic.

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po are back once again and will soon be running around their rolling green hills and waking up to the baby-faced sunshine. 

Netflix Jr’s original will air in November and the newly-released trailer has provided a first glimpse of what we can expect from the return of a classic 90s kids’ TV show.

In the trailer, narrator Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) talks of how much the Teletubbies love ‘tubby custard’ and ‘dancing’.

Watch Netflix’s official new Teletubbies trailer below…

He says: “Teletubbies love the Tiddlytubbies and the Teletubbies love each other very much.”

A whopping 26 12-minute episodes will land on the streaming service on November 14, each featuring a new original ‘Tummy Tales’ song – which promises to have ‘the entire family’ on their feet and dancing along.

Rebecca Hyland (Laa-Laa), Nick Kellington (Dipsy), Rachelle Beinart (Po) and Jeremiah Krage (Tinky Winky) will voice the iconic characters, with Julia Pulo hosting the new ‘Tummy Tales’ segment.

The reboot’s synopsis reads: “Join colourful friends Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po on wonder-filled adventures as they learn and grow in this 21st-century refresh of the beloved preschool series, now narrated by Emmy-nominee Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).

“Each episode includes new, original ‘Tummy Tales’ songs that will have the entire family dancing along!”

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Naturally, many are excited about the reboot and have taken to Twitter to discuss its launch, with some reminiscing about watching it for the first time around in the 1990s.

One person wrote: “They look the same, actually. Looks good, I remember loving this show.”

A second said: “Me, at my big a** age, will be watching.”

“Iconic already,” added a third.

Someone else commented: “I grew up with the original Teletubbies so I’m happy to see them still being reintroduced to the current generation of children.”

Teletubbies was originally created by Anne Wood and Andrew Davenport for the BBC in 1997.

Netflix has dropped its first Teletubbies reboot trailer, leaving some feeling rather nostalgic.
Netflix’s new Teletubbies reboot will premiere on November 14. Credit: Netflix

The programme centres around the four differently coloured characters, named after the TV screens on their stomachs.

In pop culture, the characters have been recognised for their uniquely shaped antenna protruding from their heads and their ‘gibberish’ communication – designed to bear resemblance to the show’s target audience, toddlers.

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The series became a rapid commercial success both in Britain and overseas following its release, winning multiple BAFTA awards and earning two Daytime Emmy nominations.

Though the original run finished in 2001, a reboot was greenlit in 2014, which premiered on CBeebies in the UK and on the Nick Jr channel in the US

The show was released in November 2015 and ran for four seasons before concluding in late 2018.

The Teletubbies reboot will debut on Netflix on November 14. 

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.