News of the untitled series arrives the same day Netflix's newest Beatles-centric kids show debuts.
It's easy as one, two, three. Netflix is at work on an original animated series for kids based on the famed Jobete catalog of Motown hits from artists including Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, the Supremes, the Temptations and Stevie Wonder.
Robinson is serving as executive music producer of the series, whose first-season soundtrack of songs covered by contemporary artists will be released on Melodia/Motown Records to coincide with the as-yet-unannounced launch date of the show.
"I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful new series that will embrace the magic of Motown and present our songs to a whole new generation of fans and their families," says Robinson, who's played an integral role in the cultural impact of Motown and will curate the song choices and select cover artists.