Ada Twist, Scientist, based on the best-selling children's book series by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts, follows the adventures of 8 year old Ada Twist, a pint-sized scientist with a giant-sized curiosity, who aspires to discover the truth about absolutely everything.
With the help of her two best friends, Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck, Ada unravels and solves mysteries for her friends and family. But solving the mystery is only the beginning because science isn’t just about learning how and why and what… it’s about putting that knowledge into action to make the world a better place.
Ada Twist, Scientist, is a series about the importance of asking why, developed by executive producer Chris Nee and produced in partnership with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, with Kerri Grant helming as showrunner, co-executive producer and story editor.
“We wanted to show kids that science is all around us and in everything. This counters popular belief that science is this other, mysterious thing that is not attainable unless you are a particular type of person. Instead, we believe science is putting knowledge into action to make the world a better place. Anyone can become a scientist as it is the process of profoundly engaging with something you love. So we are making science accessible and eliminating fear to encourage people to do more.”
—Kerri Grant, Showrunner via SEE JANE SPOTLIGHT
Kerri Grant & @chrisdocnee grew up not seeing themselves. Today they’re lauded for bringing inclusion to kids programming on & off air. Their @Netflix series Ada Twist, Scientist continues that vision. Learn how Ada Twist, Scientist is empowering kids: https://t.co/NXYIjoTB1u pic.twitter.com/chqR9mBY7t
— Geena Davis Institute (@GDIGM) September 23, 2021
The series features an all-star cast, with Black Box actress Amanda Christine lending her voice to Ada, All American’s Taye Diggs, who portrays Ada’s father, Dad Twist and This Is Us actress, Susan Kelechi Watson voicing Ada’s mother, Mom Twist.
Candace Kozak (Rosie Revere), Nicholas Crovetti (Iggy Peck), and Terrence Little Gardenhigh (Arthur Twist) round out the cast as Ada’s friends and brother.
But wait, there's more! Each episode is followed by footage of real-life scientists introducing themselves and their professions, then making the scientific elements of their work easy to understand. This includes aerospace engineer Keji Sojobi – who designed the chain reactions on the James Webb Space Telescope to allow it to unfold in space – desert botanist Naomi Fruja, solar engineer Sarah Kantor and biomedical engineer James Findlay, to name but a few!
Are you ready to load up the lab with us and discover how cool science really is? We certainly are! So, we thought it might be fun, to take a closer look and get to know our new brainy besties Ada, Iggy and Rosie! When these three pals put their heads together there’s nothing they can’t solve! It’s science with a twist and always a blast!
First up, meet Ada Twist: Curious Kid Science Whiz!
Ada loves asking questions, she also loves finding the answers! She puts a new twist on fun with her two best friends Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere!
Meet Iggy Peck, Architect
Iggy loves to design and build things like birdhouses and forts! He also loves his boom, boom blaster drum set! Get the jelly because he’s about to jam!
Meet Rosie Revere, Engineer
Grab your wrench and get ready to rap with Rosie Revere, Engineer! She’s got science on the brain, engineering is her game! Join in this super fun spelling of her name rap song!
You can watch four full episodes on Netflix Jr's YouTube Channel and Season 1 on Netflix.