- 'Santiago of the Seas' will be premiering on Nickelodeon on Friday, October 9.
Santiago of the Seas will be premiering on Nickelodeon on Friday, Oct. 9, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
The brand-new animated series is geared to preschoolers and is infused with a Spanish-language and Latino-Caribbean culture curriculum. Throughout the 20 episodes, the show will follow 8-year-old Santiago “Santi” Montes, a brave and kind-hearted pirate, as he embarks on daring rescues, searches for treasures, and keeps the high seas safe in a fantastical Caribbean world.
In the series, Santiago’s (Kevin Chacon) steadfast and loyal crew consists of Tomás (Justice Quiroz), his clumsy energetic cousin whose magical guitar can be used to harness the wind; and Lorelai (Alyssa Cheatham), a knowledgeable mermaid who can speak to sea creatures and transform into a young human girl. Together, Santi and his best mates sail the seas on the majestic ship El Bravo, using their smarts, pirate skills, and moral compasses to guard their home of Isla Encanto from villains like the nefarious pirate Bonnie Bones (Kyndra Sanchez) and her Palm Crow sidekick Sir Butterscotch (John Leguizamo).
The premiere episode will embark on the adventure with Santiago and his friends becoming the new pirate protectors of Isla Encanto after discovering the lost treasure of the legendary Capitán Calavera.
After the show launches in the U.S., it will roll out on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels internationally. Original short-form content and full-length episodes will be available on NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App, with episodes available on Nick Jr. On-Demand and Download-To-Own services.
Santiago of the Seas is created by Niki López, Leslie Valdes, and Valerie Walsh Valdes. Valdes and Walsh Valdes (Dora the Explorer) serve as executive producers with López co-executive producing. Santiago of the Seas is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., with production overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Preschool.