'Esme & Roy': New animated series from makers of 'Sesame Street' to hit HBO this Saturday

Almost a decade after 'Sesame Street', HBO is bringing 'Esme & Roy' back home for some new adventures


                            'Esme & Roy': New animated series from makers of 'Sesame Street' to hit HBO this Saturday

'Esme & Roy', the first new animated series from the makers of 'Sesame Street' in more than a decade, debuts on HBO in the US this Saturday. The show follows a young girl Esme and her best monster friend Roy on their adventures as the best monster babysitters in Monsterdale. Aimed at children ages four to six, it offers a creative new approach to teaching with its “learning through play” and mindfulness strategies.

With loveable characters who spark strong emotional connections among preschoolers and parents alike, Esme & Roy invites children into a colorful world where even the littlest monsters can overcome big challenges together.

Across 26 episodes, 'Esme & Roy' will use the power of play to help younger monsters through familiar situations, including trying new foods and feeling scared during loud thunderstorms. Little viewers will look up to their new favorite monster-sitters as positive role models, learning how to manage strong emotions with simple mindfulness practices alongside Esme and Roy's charges.

Esme and Roy are here to give a glimpse of Monsterdale. (IMDb)
Esme and Roy are here to give a glimpse of Monsterdale. (IMDb)

August’s episodes:

            Episode #1

            Debut date: SATURDAY, AUG. 18 (9:30-10:00 a.m. ET/PT)

            'Monster Trucks!': Esme and Roy are having a blast watching the car-loving monster Tillie, but when bath time rolls around, Tillie refuses to hop in the tub!

            'Lunch Crunch': When the house pet gobbles up Simon Swoozle’s favorite sandwich, Esme and Roy must show Simon the art of trying new foods.

            Episode #2

            Debut date: SATURDAY, AUG. 25 (9:30-10:00 a.m.)

            'Dark and Stormy Knight': A storm is coming, and Esme and Roy are watching the huggable monster Snugs, but Snugs is scared of the thunderstorms!

            'Two Can Play at That Game': Frank and Franny, the Bleederblop twins, are eager to play, but want to play different games. How can Esme and Roy help them have fun together?

Esme & Roy will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming portals. Watch the trailer below.