Netflix Creating Tween Series Featuring STEM-Skilled Spy Girls

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A not-so-small part of Netflix’s plan for world domination capitalizing on entertainment has been its original series. While you and I have been busy watching back-to-back episodes of BoJack Horseman and Kitten Party (no seriously, it’s a thing, look it up), Netflix has been quietly building up a solid collection of kid-and-tween-friendly shows. One of their upcoming projects is called Project Mc², and is tied in with a set of toys that are geared towards getting girls interested in “S.T.E.A.M.” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).

According to IndieWire, Netflix’s description of the show is as follows:

Project Mc² follows four super-smart and science-skilled girls as they are recruited to join the spy organization, NOV8 (“Innovate”), and work together to save the day. … ‘Project Mc²’ shows that Smart is the New Cool(TM) incorporating S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) in a fun way and depicting smart girls, that viewers can relate to, throughout the series.

First of all, how awesome is it that they’re including art in addition to STEM? Next, how awesome is it that this is a show that hopes to get more girls into these fields? There’s been a huge push lately trying to get more girls interested in STEM at a young age. It’s inspiring to see everyone planting these seeds in an attempt to bring more women into these industries. If these pushes affect the kind of change we’re hoping for, then the future looks pretty bright for women in STE(A)M.

Expect to see Project Mc² hit Netflix on August 7th.

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