The Nickelodeon’s brand-new kids animated series, SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS, is premiering today, October 9, and we are very excited!
Infused with a Spanish-language and Latino-Caribbean culture curriculum, the 20 episodes action-adventure series follows 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. Following the U.S. launch, SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS will roll out on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels internationally.
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.
I had the opportunity to speak with creator Niki López and actor Kevin Chacon who voiced Santiago. We spoke about this new series, the importance to have this type of content available for kids and more.
More about the series
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).
In the SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS series premiere, “The Legend of Capitán Calavera,” Santiago and his friends become the new pirate protectors of Isla Encanto after discovering the lost treasure of the legendary Capitán Calavera.
SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., with production overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Preschool.