[06/17/22 - 09:15 AM] YouTube Kids & Family Debuts Season Two of NAACP Image Award Nominee "Super Sema" Voiced by Academy Award-Winning Actress and Author Lupita Nyong'o Season two of this free-to-stream series premieres today, June 17, with new episodes and content rolling-out Fridays, only on the Super Sema YouTube channel.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE KIDS & FAMILY DEBUTS SEASON TWO OF NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE "SUPER SEMA" VOICED BY ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS AND AUTHOR LUPITA NYONG'O
WATCH THE NEW SEASON BEGINNING TODAY
ONLY ON SUPER SEMA'S OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Today YouTube Kids & Family premieres the second season of NAACP Image Award nominee "Super Sema" - executive produced by Academy Award-winning actress and New York Times best-selling author, Lupita Nyong'o (who also voices the role of Mama Dunia in the series). The new season features longer 11-minute episodes and sees Sema and her friends take even more exciting world-changing adventures, using their clever STEAM skills and inspired technovations to save their town of Dunia from an evil AI robot. Season two of this free-to-stream series premieres today, June 17, at 9:00AM PST / 12PM EST with new episodes and content rolling-out Fridays, only on the Super Sema YouTube channel.
The action-packed series episodes will be followed by "Let's Technovate with Super Sema" - animated STEAM educational vlogs where Sema and her friends explore fun projects and experiments that kids can do at home to learn more about the science behind Sema's technovations. Music videos with full-length versions of the catchy songs from the series round out the Friday new releases.
"Super Sema," Africa's first kid superhero franchise, is written by four-time BAFTA winner Claudia Lloyd ("Charlie & Lola," "Mr. Bean," "Tinga Tinga Tales") and executive produced by Nyong'o. The series will be available on the Super Sema YouTube channel, which has garnered approximately 40M views since 2021 and licensing deals for toys (Just Play), publishing (Penguin Random House and Bendon), and apparel (Bentex) have previously been announced.
"Super Sema'' is created and produced by Nairobi-based children's entertainment company, Kukua. Nadine Zylstra is Global Head of YouTube Originals. Craig Hunter serves as Global Head of Kids & Family Originals for YouTube. Daniel Haack is the creative lead on "Super Sema" for YouTube Originals.
About YouTube Kids & Family Originals:
Season two of "Super Sema," joins a growing roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning series "Lockdown," "Onyx Family Dinner," "Tab Time," "Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, and recent hits such as "The Guava Juice Show," "Millie & Lou," "Coyote Peterson's Wild Field Trip," "Buster Saves Christmas," "Supa Strikas: Rookie Season," "BookTube Jr.," "Get Curious with Vice President Harris," "Growing with Lottie Dottie," "The Workout Badges," "Kid Correspondent," "Break the Record," Pinkfong Wonderstar," "Sherwood," "We Are Savvy," "Hyperlinked," "Kings of Atlantis" and "DanTDM Creates A Big Scene." Shows on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel can be found here.
Founded by Lucrezia Bisignani in 2018, Kukua blurs the worlds of entertainment and education to equip today's generation of children with 21st century skills, inspire them to dream beyond what they think is possible, and empower them to imagine and create a better world. Kukua's first franchise, Super Sema, is produced by an award-winning female-led team. The YouTube Originals animated series launched in 2021 and has garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination and over 40M views to-date. "Let's Technovate with Super Sema," a companion vlog series with real science and DIY experiments that children can do at home, premiered in 2022, and consumer products are slated to hit retail in 2022-2023. Discover more at https://kukua.me