Mattel Television announced today that it’s time for kids to start seeing double again. Season 2 of Barbie: It takes two will premiere on Netflix in less than two weeks, and a new trailer shows what kids can expect in Barbie’s new adventure. Once again, the series will revolve around Malibu and Brooklyn, best friends on a transnational quest for music superstars.
The trailer shows the crazy scenarios that the two Barbies will experience. And by the looks of it, we’re going to be getting a lot of it: Brooklyn and Malibu will have a concert at a county fair, double up on life-size pizza slices to make ends meet, go on a road trip, go fishing, camping, and pretty much everything else they set their minds to having fun and being inspired to create vibrant new music.
Barbie: It takes two is a sequel to the 2021 film Barbie: Big City, Big Dreamsthat’s just one title among several that populate them Barbie Youtube channel. The breadth of Barbie content comes as no surprise considering the classic children’s toy has been around for over 60 years and has been presented in hundreds of different models. The multiverse of Barbie has been a thing for years, and Barbie: It takes two is just one example of the potential the franchise has when playing with different iterations of its main product.
It’s a great year for kids and adult fans of Barbie. In addition to the TV series, a highly anticipated live-action film is currently in production from an Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig (lady bird). Details of the story are still under wraps, but the film aims to be subversive in the sense that it comments on standards of beauty using the epitome of this issue. The movie stars Margot Robbie (I Tonya) in the title role and Ryan Gosling (The gray man) as her boyfriend Ken. The sprawling and star-studded cast is also included Will Ferrell, Kingsley Ben Adir, Simu Liu, Emerald Fennel, Jamie Demetriou, Kate McKinnon, Michael Kera, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Alexandra Shippand Ncuti Gatwa.
In the real world, the toy franchise breaks glass ceilings in 2022 by introducing the first transgender Barbie Doll inspired by the award-winning producer, actress, author and activist, Laverne Cox. The artist herself helped create the new Barbie, and said she hopes LGBTQIA+ youth will “be able to see this Barbie and have a sense of hope and possibility.”
Netflix starts season 2 of Barbie: It takes two on October 1st. You can check out the trailer below:
Watch the official synopsis here:
Barbie “Malibu” Roberts and Barbie “Brooklyn” Roberts are back! Continue her journey in the brand new season of Barbie It Takes Two™! Filled with stories of friendship, family, passion and perseverance, the series follows this iconic duo as they work hard and have fun chasing their dreams.