A “Doug” sequel series is reportedly in early development at Disney+.
The news was revealed by “Doug” creator Jim Jinkins during an interview with Tenn Penn earlier this year. Jinkins shared that the new animated series called “Doug Kids” would be set today with Doug now married to Patti Mayonnaise who have kids of their own would be the stars of the show. No other details about the project were shared other than that the show is in early development and would still need to be given a greenlight to move forward.
In case you’re not familiar, “Doug” is an animated television series that was created by Jim Jinkins and produced by Jumbo Pictures. The show focused on Douglas “Doug” Funnie, who experiences common predicaments while attending school in his new hometown of Bluffington. Doug narrates each story in his journal, and the show incorporates many imagination sequences. The series addresses numerous topics, including trying to fit in, platonic and romantic relationships, self-esteem, bullying, and rumors. Many episodes center on Doug’s attempts to impress his classmate and crush, Patti Mayonnaise.
The series premiered on Nickelodeon in 1991 and ran for four seasons consisting of 52 episodes. Disney then acquired Jumbo Pictures and the show ran for 3 more seasons and spawned “Doug’s 1st Movie.”
Seasons 1-4 of “Doug” are available to stream on Paramount+ while the last three seasons of the show and “Doug’s 1st Movie” are available to stream on Disney+.