Starting today, families around the world will come together over Beat Bugs, the new Netflix original series for kids inspired by music made famous by the Beatles.
As well as all-star cover-artists like P!nk, Aloe Blacc, Eddie Vedder, Robbie Williams, The Lumineers and Sia, each episode will feature some of the most well-known Beatles’ songs woven into uplifting stories, filled with melody, hope and the wonders of friendship.
The above video allows you to have a look behind the scenes, and features commentary from series creator Josh Wakely, and superstar cover artists James Corden (“I’m a Loser”), Jennifer Hudson (“I’ll Follow the Sun”) and James Bay (“Hey Bulldog”).
Beat Bugs is now available on Netflix, and the Season 1 soundtrack is available exclusively on Apple Music.
About Beat Bugs
Meet the Beat Bugs: Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter, all with the charm and energy of five knockabout, lovable kids. They are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe. Beat Bugs incorporates songs from the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ catalogue sung by some of the most popular musicians from today.
Ahead of the show’s premiere, Netflix has released its first full-length trailer for Beat Bugs, revealing the Season 1 artist and song pairings, and unveiling a new rendition of “All You Need is Love,” the show’s theme song (Video below):
To coincide with Beat Bugs launch, Republic Records will release the official soundtrack for Season 1 of Beat Bugs exclusively with Apple Music. Split into two volumes, Season 1 will include a total of 27 tracks with the music from the series and special guest artists like P!nk, James Corden, Aloe Blacc, Sia and Eddie Vedder.
On November 4, the Season 1 soundtrack will be made available to all retailers as well as a compilation album with the “Best of” Seasons 1 and 2. The Season 2 soundtrack will be released in November 2016 featuring 26 tracks from the show, along with a second group of outstanding guest musicians including Rod Stewart, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Hudson, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay and Tori Kelly. More information on the Season 2 soundtrack will be available soon.
Check out some of the songs featured in Beat Bugs below
“Blackbird” featuring Sia https://youtu.be/EQnxd_AK0wQ
“Good Day Sunshine” featuring Robbie Williams https://youtu.be/lguofSwp-A8
“Magical Mystery Tour” featuring Eddie Vedder https://youtu.be/YE6t9VaBFSA
“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” featuring P!nk https://youtu.be/8T9E7mUITgs
“Rain” featuring Aloe Blacc https://youtu.be/NUtCPHG_c0s
“Honey Pie” featuring The Lumineers https://youtu.be/8Cm-Flk–xk
“I’m a Loser” featuring James Corden https://youtu.be/_0MniI6JawA
“The Word” featuring The Shins https://youtu.be/UwYmhZiXs0k