Jennifer Garner has signed on as the voice of Mama Llama in Netflix’s new original animated preschool series Llama Llama, set for premiere in 2017.

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Based on the praised bestselling book series by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, the show tells heart-warming tales about childhood moments and adventures, as well as the special connections between lead character Llama, his family and best friends. Llama and his mother, in particular, share a warm and loving bond — she is his rock and safe haven as her son experiences growing up.

Produced by Genius Brands International, Llama Llama’s creators include Oscar-winning director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), director Saul Blinkoff (Doc McStuffins), showrunner Joe Purdy, art director Ruben Aquino (Frozen) and Emmy-winning producers Jane Startz and Andy Heyward.

In addition, Netflix original tween series Greenhouse Academy (formerly The Greenhouse) has finalized its cast. Series regulars Jessica Amlee, Cinthya Carmona, Nadine Ellis, Reina Hardesty, Dallas Hart, BJ Mitchell, Ariel Mortman, Chris O’Neal, Benjamin Papac, Finn Roberts, Parker Stevenson and Grace Van Dien, are set as well as Ishai Golan, as a recurring cast member.

Greenhouse Academy is a live action series set in an elite boarding school in Southern California called “The Greenhouse.” Students are divided into two rival houses that must join forces to conquer challenges when an evil plot is uncovered. Paula Yoo (West Wing, Defiance, Eureka) is adapting with showrunner Giora Chamizer, who wrote and created the original series. Nutz Productions, a subsidiary company of Ananey Communications, will produce the series for Netflix.