Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series is an American-Canadian series based on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its sequel. It is being created by DHX Media and will include twenty-six 22-minute episodes done with traditional animation instead of CGI. The show will take place before the events of the first film, but will include two characters introduced in the film, giving them new roles. Merchandise relating to the new TV series will also be available.
The network that will broadcast the episodes has February 20, 2017, but it will be on television instead of a Cartoon Network.
From the press release:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series takes place before giant food came raining down on Swallow Falls. Flint Lockwood is a high school tween, he would be about 16 to 18 years of age, with big dreams. Swallow Falls is a blue-collar town where sardines are driving a booming economy. But Flint suffers from NFD: Non Fish-related Dreams. He wants to be a serious scientist and maybe one day not have his inventions blow up in his face. Along for the ride is Sam Sparks, who's the new girl in town and the school's newest wannabe ace reporter. These two outsiders come together for laughs and comedic adventures with all the great characters from the film: Flint's Dad Tim, Steve the Monkey, Manny the head of the school's audiovisual, school gym teacher Earl before he becomes a cop, Brent who still models baby wear, and Mayor Shelbourne, who wins every election on the pro-sardine platform.