Inspector Gadget, Penny and Brain the dog will return, thanks to Netflix.
Inspector Gadget, Penny and Brain the dog will return, thanks to Netflix.
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Netflix is bringing back the '80s cartoon "Inspector Gadget"

The episodes will premiere in the U.S. in March

(CNN) —  

Go, go, Gadget reboot!

“Inspector Gadget” is one of five kids’ shows on tap for streaming giant Netflix, the company said in a release Wednesday. A remake of the super-popular ‘80s animated series is coming to the U.S. as part of the company’s strategy to attract younger viewers.

“It’s one of those shows where we’re able to hit a few different audiences,” said Erik Barmack, the company’s VP of global independent content. “We think that kids are going to love the show … but it’s also going to get some co-viewing because there is a generation of parents who grew up on the original.”

“Gadget” inspired a live-action movie starring Matthew Broderick in 1999. The new show promises an updated Gadget, with technological advances.

And the accident-prone mechanical detective is not the only one being revived.

Netflix has also ordered a revamp of the cartoon “Danger Mouse,” about a secret agent rodent.

The 26 episodes of “Inspector Gadget” will premiere in the U.S. in March.