October 13, 2021
The Apple TV+ animated series “Harriet the Spy” will premiere Nov. 19 with five episodes.
More episodes will debut in spring 2022.
The animated adaptation of the iconic children’s novel is produced by The Jim Henson Company and features Beanie Feldstein as the voice of 11-year-old Harriet alongside Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch as the voice of Ole Golly, Harriet’s nanny.
Set in 1960s New York when the original book was published, “Harriet the Spy” follows the outspoken and perpetually curious 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch. More than anything, Harriet wants to be a writer, and in order to be a good writer, she think she needs to know everything. And to know everything she decides to become a spy.
Joining Feldstein and Lynch are Lacey Chabert as Marion Hawthorne, the ringleader of a group of popular girls at Harriet’s school; Kimberly Brooks; Crispin Freeman; Grey Griffin; Bumper Robinson; and Charlie Schlatter.
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett wrote and performs the original theme song for the series, which she released as a single Oct. 13 under her Mom + Pop record label and is now available on Apple Music.
The Apple Original series is written and executive produced by Will McRobb (“The Adventures of Pete & Pete”) with Sidney Clifton (“Black Panther” animated series, “Me, Eloise”) as producer.