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'Harriet The Spy': 5 things you need to know about Apple TV+ animation series

Take a peek into the world of curious little Harriet as she causes trouble all while believing in herself to the fullest
A still from 'Harriet The Spy' trailer (Apple TV+)
A still from 'Harriet The Spy' trailer (Apple TV+)

Apple TV+is coming out with a brand new animated series and it looks to be a very fun and quirky watch. The show is an adaptation of a book and will be set in the 1960s  when the original book by Louise Fitzhugh was published.

The book has been called a 'milestone in children's literature' and a 'classic' so the adventures of Harriet who's quite the independent and inquisitive young girl can be looked forward to by audiences. The Apple TV+ show will be voiced by well-known artists such as Jane Lynch who'll voice Ole Golly, Harriet’s larger-than-life, no-nonsense nanny, and more. Read on to know more about the animated series.


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When does 'Harriet The Spy' release and where to watch it?

'Harriet The Spy' is set to release on November 19, 2021. You can stream it exclusively on Apple TV+.

What is 'Harriet The Spy' about?

The official Apple TV+ synopsis reads, 'Outspoken and perpetually curious. That’s 11-year-old Harriet in a nutshell. But if she’s going to be Harriet M. Welsch, future writer, she’ll need to know everything. And to know everything means she’ll need to spy … on everyone.'

Who stars in the Apple TV+ animated series?

Beanie Feldstein as Harriet

Elizabeth Greer "Beanie" Feldstein is an American actress. Her name 'Beanie' was what she was called as an infant by her nanny with her brothers calling her that as well. The actress made her debut in the year 2002 and starred in the ABC comedy series 'My Wife and Kids'. In later years she made appearances in Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black' and played the role of Anna in the comedy film 'Fan Girl' in 2015. Feldstein gained popularity after a more significant role in the comedy film 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising', alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. This led to more opportunities like a recurring role in the first season of the television horror-comedy series 'What We Do in the Shadows', the coming-of-age comedy film 'How to Build a Girl', a voice feature role in 'The Simpsons' and more. Her most prominent roles are in the comedy-drama film 'Lady Bird', and the coming-of-age comedy film 'Booksmart', the latter of which earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. Fellow actor Jonah Hill is her elder brother. She'll be voicing the main character of Harriet in the animated series.


 The rest of the cast consists of Jane Lynch (Glee), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Kimberly Brooks (Voltron: Legendary Defender), Crispin Freeman (Young Justice), Grey Griffin (Avatar The Last Airbender), Bumper Robinson (A Different World), and Charlie Schlatter (18 Again).


Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford will executive produce on behalf of The Jim Henson Company, and John W Hyde and Terissa Kelton will executive produce for Rehab Entertainment. Wendy Moss-Klein and Nancy Steingard of 2 Friends Entertainment will also serve as executive producers. Titmouse Animation Studios will animate 'Harriet The Spy'.


Click below to have a peek into Harriet's world.