|Craig of the Creek|
|Created by||Matt Burnett|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||110 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Production company||Cartoon Network Studios|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original network||Cartoon Network|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
|Audio format||Dolby Surround|
|Original release||Pilot: December 1, 2017CN App) (|
Series: February 19, 2018 (CN App & Online)
March 30, 2018 (TV) –
Craig of the Creek is an American animated television series created by Matt Burnett and Ben Levin for Cartoon Network. The show's pilot episode debuted directly on the official app on December 1, 2017. The series premiered online on February 19, 2018, with a double-premiere event airing on March 30, 2018.
On July 15, 2019, it was announced that it was renewed for a third season which premiered on June 21, 2020. On February 17, 2021, the series was renewed for a fourth season.
In the fictional suburban Baltimore/DC area town of Herkleton, Maryland, a boy named Craig Williams and his two friends, Kelsey Pokoly and John Paul "J.P." Mercer, have their many adventures in the titular creek, described as a kid utopia of untamed wilderness in which tribes of children reign over tree forts and dirt bike ramps.
Main article: List of Craig of the Creek characters
Main article: List of Craig of the Creek episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||December 1, 2017|
|1||40||March 30, 2018||March 11, 2019|
|2||40||March 18, 2019||June 11, 2020|
|3||TBA||June 21, 2020||TBA|
The greenlit announcement publicly made on March 30, 2017 alongside other shows such as Apple & Onion and Summer Camp Island. Matt Burnett also stated on his Twitter account that he and his team had recently begun production around that time.
Main article: LGBTQ representation in Craig of the Creek
In April 2018, two lesbian characters were confirmed in Craig of the Creek. In their debut episode, "The Curse", Tabitha refuses to go college and wants to spend more time with Courtney, which makes Courtney blush. At the end of the episode, they're holding hands. In "The Haunted Dollhouse", the two end up kissing in fear when they believe that something supernatural actually happened.
The series made its international debut on Teletoon in Canada on May 3, 2018.
|1||2019||13||Volume 1: Itch to Explore: March 19, 2019|
Episodes: "Itch to Explore" – "Lost in the Sewers"
|2018||Common Sense Media||Common Sense Seal||Entire series||Won|
|2019||Annie Award||Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production||Episode: "Escape from Family Dinner" (Matt Burnett, Ben Levin, Shauna McGarry, Jeff Trammell, Tiffany Ford)||Nominated|
|2020||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Children's Animated Series||Nominated|
|2021||GLAAD Media Award||Outstanding Kids & Family Programming||Nominated|
On February 17, 2021, it was announced that a spin-off series centered on Craig's little sister Jessica was in development. Titled Jessica's Big Little World, the new series is set to air as part of Cartoon Network's upcoming Cartoonito block.