A new TV series is about to debut that represents a landmark for the Sesame Street franchise. Univision Communications announced plans for “Sesame Amigos,” which will be the first Spanish-language production from Sesame Workshop aimed specifically at U.S. audiences.
The series is set to premiere Aug. 1 on Univision as part of the Planeta U children’s programming block.
Alberto Ciurana, president of Programming and Content for Univision Communications, said in the announcement: “’Sesame Amigos’ is a new and innovative show designed specifically for Spanish-speaking families in the U.S. While versions of ‘Sesame Street’ air in more than 150 countries, ‘Sesame Amigos’ will provide Spanish-speaking preschoolers the tools they need to succeed in the United States.”
The initial order is for 26 episodes of the 30-minute show, which will feature Latino celebrities including Diego Luna, Carlos Calderon, Tony Dandrades, Pablo Ramirez, Aislinn Derbez and Vadhir Derbez.