Nickelodeon and Mattel Television’s animated comedy-adventure about the teenage kids of famous monsters gets picked up for another season; also announced, ‘Monster High Mysteries’ premieres tomorrow on the ‘Monster High’ YouTube channel.
It’s official! Today, Nickelodeon and Mattel Television announced the Season 2 renewal of Monster High, the animated comedy-adventure series which follows the teenage children of famous monsters. Season 1 premiered last month in the U.S. and has debuted in the U.K. - it launches later this month in Australia on Nickelodeon and Paramount+. The series will roll out in additional international territories in 2023.
“Monster High is an iconic franchise that continues to connect with fans around the globe because of its creativity, relatable characters, and authenticity,” commented Big Kids Animation SVP Claudia Spinelli. “We can’t wait to continue to work alongside our partners at Mattel to bring even more animated stories to life surrounding the most-famous teen monsters around.”
“Monster High is a franchise that, at its core, encourages fans to live as their true selves and celebrate the things that make them unique,” added Mattel Television SVP and GM Fred Soulie. “We are proud to partner with Nickelodeon and our talented cast members from both the animated and live-action worlds of Monster High to continue delivering this important message through fun, entertaining content.”
In addition to the linear series, an all-new digital original eight-episode spin-off series, Monster High Mysteries, will debut on the official Monster High YouTube channel tomorrow, November 18. The series features everyone’s favorite beasties as they attempt to crack the case of a stolen trophy. The 2D-animated YouTube series features the voice talent behind the linear series and offers fans more of the popular characters and world. The first four episodes will roll out weekly, with the second batch debuting in 2023.
Monster High follows teenage monsters Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, Frankie Stein, and Deuce Gorgon as they discover who they are, embrace their differences, and learn to be fierce and fearless at the one place they all belong: Monster High. In its new season, the show dives deeper into character backgrounds and expands on the theme of friendship.
The voice cast includes Gabrielle Nevaeh Green as Clawdeen Wolf; Courtney Lin as Draculaura; Iris Menas as Frankie Stein; Tony Revolori as Deuce Gorgon; Kausar Mohammed as Cleo De Nile; Valeria Rodriguez as Lagoona Blue; Alexa Kahn as Torelei Stripe; Alexander Polinsky as Heath Burns; and Debra Wilson as Headmistress Bloodgood. All Season 1 leads are returning for Season 2.
Shea Fontana (Polly Pocket) serves as showrunner and co-executive producer, with Nick Filippi (Big Hero 6: The Series) as supervising producer. Production is overseen for Nickelodeon by Spinelli and director of franchise animation Nikki Price. Soulie and Christopher Keenan serve as executive producers for Mattel.
Following the success of Monster High The Movie, Nickelodeon and Mattel Television recently announced they have greenlit a sequel to the live-action movie musical, which debuted on Nickelodeon and Paramount+ in October. The feature-length TV movie will begin production in January in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and will air on Nickelodeon and stream on Paramount+ in 2023.
Mattel first introduced Monster High in 2010. The franchise seeks to foster a more accepting world where everyone is proud to be their authentic self.