Sesame Workshop and CBeebies’ Award-Winning Children’s Series The Furchester Hotel Expands its Reach
The Furchester Hotel, the award-winning co-production by Sesame Workshop and the BBC’s preschool children’s channel CBeebies, began streaming on Netflix in multiple territories yesterday.
The live action series, set in an “almost” world-class hotel run by a close-knit family of cheerfully chaotic monsters, also features Sesame Street favorite friends Elmo and Cookie Monster. The Furchester Hotel, which premiered on CBeebies, will have 26 x 11-minute episodes.
As guests arrive at the hotel, they are greeted by owner Funella Furchester, her loving husband, Furgus Fuzz, and their daughter, the unflappable Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz. Phoebe’s cousin Elmo, visiting on an extended holiday, and Cookie Monster, who has landed his dream job, all join in the Furchester family fun. A multicultural, multilingual, multi-feathered-and-fuzzy clientele with often unusual demands means the Furchesters face unique challenges in every episode.
“We are excited to have The Furchester Hotel stream on Netflix, which reaches over 93 million members around the world,” said Scott Chambers, Senior Vice President, North America Media and Licensing of Sesame Workshop.
“What makes the series so much fun is the colorful cast of characters who bend over backwards, forwards, and sideways, only occasionally tipping over, to be sure that the needs of every guest are met. Viewers will love having adventures with Elmo and Cookie Monster, along with their new friends Phoebe, Funella, and Furgus.”