Jane
Promotional poster
Genre
Created byJ. J. Johnson
Starring
  • Ava Louise Murchison
  • Mason Blomberg
  • Tamara Almeida
  • Dan Abramovici
  • Jazz Allen
  • Sam Marra
Opening theme"One Step Closer" performed by Leona Lewis
ComposerKyle Rodriguez
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada[1]
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
  • J. J. Johnson
  • Christin Simms
  • Blair Powers
  • Matt Bishop
  • Andria Teather
Production companies
Original release
NetworkApple TV+
ReleaseApril 14, 2023 (2023-04-14) –
present (present)

Jane is a live-action educational adventure children's television series, created by J.J. Johnson, and premiered on Apple TV+ on April 14, 2023. The series was produced by the Jane Goodall Institute and Canada-based Sinking Ship Entertainment.

Based on the missions of Jane Goodall, the series is about a 9-year old girl, named Jane Garcia who is an aspiring environmentalist who mission is to save endangered species. Using her imagination, she goes on adventures with his friends David and Greybeard (a chimpanzee) to protect wild animals from around the world.[2]

Each episode focuses on an endangered species and towards the end of each episode, Jane interviews various zoologists to help answer her research question.[3]

Premise

A young environmentalist who idolizes Jane Goodall goes on an adventure with her best friend and a chimpanzee in order to protect the wild animals of the world.

Production

The series was ordered by Apple TV+ in February 2021, with it being a live action-animation hybrid series. It was produced alongside the Jane Goodall Institute.[4] The cast for the series was revealed in January 2023, with Ava Louise Murchison starring in the titular role.[5] The entire series was entirely filmed in Canada (mostly in Toronto), while some episodes were filmed in a location of Costa Rica and Africa.[3]

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring


Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)

Season 1 (2023)

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [6]
1"Ursus maritimus"Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)
Jane, David and Greybeard are trying to track down a polar bear in the Arctic, thus resulting Jane to convince her neighbor, Mr. Jin (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) to look at trash differently.
2"Carcharodon carcharias"Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)
Trying to tag down a great white shark, Jane urges David's dad (Dan Abramovici) and Tata (Al Rodrigo) to think about how they shop for groceries.
3"Apis mellifera"Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)
David shrinks Jane and Greybeard to resemble a honeybee-sized bee to explore the hive. However, when a schoolmate (Lucian-River Chauhan) attempted to attack the bee, Jane stops him.
4"Acerodon jubatus"Warren P. Sonoda
J. J. Johnson
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Desmond Sargent
April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)
Jane, David and Greybeard take off on a mission to save the flying fox when Greybeard parachutes into a neighbor's backyard by accident.
5"Gavialis gangeticus"Warren P. Sonoda
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Starlett Hill
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)
Jane, David and Greybeard try to sniff out why the gharial has a bulbed snout. Luckily, Jane found the answer when she spent a day at the pool.
6"Balaenoptera musculus"Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Jillian Welsh
April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)
The three friends travel deep into the ocean to figure out why the blue whale was singing, and Jane confronts a litterbug with a gifted voice.
7"Danaus plexippus"Warren P. Sonoda
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)
Jane and Greybeard follow a monarch butterfly's journey that lead them to Mexico, which leads Jane to seek assistance with the help of a person with a green thumb.
8"Diceros bicornis"Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Jillian Welsh
April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)
Jane, David, and Greybeard watch over a black rhino and a red-billed oxpecker, whose relationship teachers them the value of teamwork.
9"Rangifer tarandus"Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Tiffany Hsiung
J. J. Johnson
Meghan Read
April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)
Feeling hungry after chasing a herd of caribou, David's grandpa (Graham Greene) tells a story about respect, responsibility and sharing.
10"Panthera tigris"Alicia K. Harris
J. J. Johnson
Tiffany Hsiung
Christin Simms
April 14, 2023 (2023-04-14)
Jane and David decided to stay up late to track a tiger that is nocturnal, and stumble upon something in the garden shed.

Release

Jane debuted on Friday, April 14, 2023 on Apple TV+. All 10 episodes debuted as part of its first season.[5] The series is yet to be renewed for a second season.[6]

Reception

Accolades

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
Children's and Family Emmy Awards December 16–17, 2023 Outstanding Children's or Family Viewing Series Jane Nominated [7]
Outstanding Writing for a Live Action Preschool or Children's Program J.J. Johnson, Christin Simms and Tiffany Hsiung Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for a Live Action Single-Camera Program George Lajtai and Gavin Smith Nominated
Outstanding Lighting, Camera and Technical Arts Mark Baluk, Sam Lewis, George Lajtai and Gavin Smith Nominated
Outstanding Visual Effects for a Live Action Program Jane Won[q]
Directors Guild of Canada October 21, 2023 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Comedy or Family Series Sean W. Karp, Aravind Sundar and Cailey Milito (for "Apis mellifera") Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Production Design - Comedy or Family Series Domini Anderson (for "Danaus plexippu") Nominated
Outstanding Directorial Achievement J.J. Johnson (for "Ursus maritimus") Nominated
Hollywood Music in Media Awards November 15, 2023 Best Original Song in a TV Show/Limited Series Leona Lewis and Diane Warren (for "One Step Closer") Nominated

Notes

  1. ^ Credited as guest star in episode 1.
  2. ^ Credited in episodes 2.
  3. ^ Credited in episodes 1, 9, 10.
  4. ^ Credited as guest star in episodes 2, 9, 10.
  5. ^ Credited in episodes 2, 3, 7.
  6. ^ Credited in episode 2.
  7. ^ Credited in episode 3.
  8. ^ Credited in episode 3.
  9. ^ Credited as guest star in episode 4.
  10. ^ Credited as guest star in episode 5.
  11. ^ Credited as guest star in episode 6.
  12. ^ Credited as guest star in episode 8.
  13. ^ Credited in episode 8.
  14. ^ Credited in episode 8.
  15. ^ Credited as guest star in episode 9.
  16. ^ Credited as guest star in episode 9.
  17. ^ Tied with Lost Ollie

References

  1. ^ "Jane (TV Series) (2023) - FilmAffinity".
  2. ^ "Sinking Ship jane". Sinking Ship Entertainment. Retrieved 25 October 2023.
  3. ^ a b c Graeber, Laurel. "Inspired by Jane Goodall, Onscreen and in Real Life". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 November 2023.
  4. ^ Haring, Bruce (8 February 2021). "Apple TV+ Expands Kids Slate With Jane, Live-Action Inspired By Jane Goodall". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  5. ^ a b c d e Milligan, Mercedes (12 January 2023). "Apple TV+ Reveals Premiere & Cast for Goodall-Inspired, Mixed-Media Kids' Series 'Jane". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
  6. ^ a b "Shows A-Z – Jane on Apple+". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 19 March 2023.
  7. ^ Coates, Tyler. "Children's & Family Emmy Awards: Disney Dominates Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 November 2023.