Based on the iconic children’s novel, Apple has today announced that its “Harriet the Spy” premium original series for kids is coming soon to Apple TV. The animated adaptation chronicles the coming-of-age adventures of the irrepressible Harriet M. Welsch.
Set in 1960s New York when the original book was published, the new series will be voiced by a star-studded cast including Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee Beanie Feldstein, who will star as Harriet, a fiercely independent, adventurous, curious 11-year-old girl.
Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch will voice the role of Ole Golly, Harriet’s larger-than-life, no-nonsense nanny. Additional voice talent includes Lacey Chabert as Marion Hawthorne, the ringleader of a group of smug, popular girls at Harriet’s school.
The new Apple Original series based on the book by Louise Fitzhugh will be written and executive produced by Will McRobb. Sidney Clifton will be the producer, whereas Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford will executive produce on behalf of The Jim Henson Company.
The series order follows recent milestone Daytime Emmy Award wins for Apple TV+ original children’s programs “Ghostwriter” and “Peanuts in Space: Secrets of Apollo 10,” making it the first streaming service to win a Daytime Emmy in its first year of eligibility.