The Smurfs (52 11-minute episodes over two seasons) is a brand-new original CG-animated TV series based on the iconic property and produced in collaboration with LAFIG Belgium and IMPS. It follows Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty, Clumsy, and others on all-new adventures filled with humor, heart, and high-stakes action. The sitcom will launch on Nickelodeon in the United States in October 2021, and will afterward be shown across Nickelodeon channels and programming blocks.
On Sunday, April 18th, 2021, the series premiered in French-speaking Belgium on Ouftivi.
The brand-new 3D From Q2 2022, the Smurfs series will be available on YouTube globally, and from Q2 2023, it will be available on Netflix worldwide.
Peyo Productions in Belgium and Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel in France are collaborating on The Smurfs. It was written by Peter Saisselin (Sonic Boom, ALVINNN!!! And the Chipmunks) and Amy Serafin (Sonic Boom, Alvin!!! And the Chipmunks) and directed by William Renaud (Calimero, Casper’s Scare School, A Kind of Magic).
ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) will oversee consumer goods licensing for The Smurfs property in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Malaysia, in addition to the content collaboration. VCP will seek new merchandising and promotional partners for The Smurfs classic brand in select categories and territories, as well as a new product line for the new animated series The Smurfs, which will debut at retail in 2022 and span categories such as toys, stationery, apparel and accessories, home, consumer packaged goods, and more.