If you’re 12-year-old Reggie, why wouldn’t you want to remain a kid forever? Especially if you can create your own fantasy world where “birthday” is a four letter word? That the premise behind Twelve Forever, a new animated comedy series from writer-producer Julia Vickerman (The Powerpuff Girls, Clarence, Yo Gabba Gabba) set to premiere on Netflix in 2019. Rhonda Cox (Beavis and Butt-head, Danger & Eggs) is on board the project as supervising producer; with Daria co-creator Susie Lewis handling production management.
“I am beyond excited that ‘Twelve Forever’ has found a home on Netflix. This is a project that is very close to my heart and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to share Reggie’s world with everyone. Puny and the Cartel have assembled an incredible team of writers and artists and we can’t wait to bring this series to life.”
– Julia Vickerman
Twelve Forever centers on 12-year-old Reggie, whose desire to remain a child is so powerful it creates a fantasy world in which she never has to grow up. She’s joined by her friends Todd and Esther, who visit this amazing world to live out their superhero fantasies and escape the responsibilities of impending adulthood.
Vickerman, Stan Spry, Bradford Bricken, Chris Hardwick and Shadi Petosky will serve as executive producers. Puny Entertainment and the Cartel are the production companies behind the project.
Vickerman spoke about her inspiration for in an online interview in 2015, when Twelve Forever was then a pilot for Cartoon Network:
“I wanted to make a story that encapsulates how I felt when I was a burgeoning adolescent… it’s a confusing age when some of your peers couldn’t be more excited about becoming teenagers and getting boyfriends/girlfriends, whereas some other kids still have their heels dug into a “childish” escapist mindset and are still secretly playing with toys when they think no one’s looking. I wanted to make a story about the kids that would rather live inside books and shows and fantasies rather than embrace their burgeoning maturity—the awkward kids that still dream about being superheroes, rather than being in the homecoming court.”