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Julie Andrews’ New Children’s Show Features A Gender-Neutral Puppet

"If pressed we'd say she's a girl, but maybe not forever."

Oscar-winning actress Julie Andrews is back on the screen, this time in her new Netflix children’s series, Julie’s Greenroom.

The show is a Jim Henson production and focuses on Andrews as she teaches five children known as the “greenies” about “the magic of the performing arts.”
 

A new video from Vulture proclaims that these youngsters might be the most diverse group of kids ever featured on a children’s series.

The students are racially diverse and include Hank, a piano-playing prodigy who uses a wheelchair and Riley, who is gender-neutral.

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“If pressed we’d say she’s a girl, but maybe not forever,” said Andrews’ daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, who created the show with her mother. “We wanted to be diverse as possible.”

Aside from the greenies the series will feature celebrity guest stars such as Tituss Burgess, Chris Colfer, Idina Menzel and Carol Burnett.

“This project represents the fulfillment of a long held dream to educate children about the wonder of the arts,” Andrews said in a statement announcing the show.

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Just when you thought you couldn’t love Andrews more than you already do.

Julie’s Greenroom is available now on Netflix.

Pop culture junkie. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever."