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Archibald's Next Big Thing
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Created by Tony Hale
Developed by
  • Tony Hale
  • Drew Champion
  • Jacob Moffat
Directed by Adam Gunn
Voices of
Narrated by Rosamund Pike
Theme music composer Distant Cousins
Composer(s) Matthew Janszen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 32 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Tony Hale
  • Eric Fogel
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) DreamWorks Animation Television
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Netflix Streaming Services (Seasons 1-2)
Release
Original network Netflix (Seasons 1-2)
Peacock (Season 3-present)
Picture format HDTV 1080p
Audio format Stereo
Original release September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06) – present

Archibald's Next Big Thing is an American animated comedy streaming television series created by Tony Hale for Netflix. The plot revolves around Archibald Strutter, a positive chicken who often goes astray from home, but eventually always finds his way back home.

The series debuted on September 6, 2019 on Netflix. Its second season was released on March 20, 2020.

On January 26, 2021, the third season was announced, which saw the series move to Peacock and rebrand as Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here!, which premiered on February 18, 2021.

On April 2, 2021, it was announced that the fourth season will premiere on April 22, 2021.

Voice cast

  • Tony Hale as Archibald
  • Adam Pally as Sage, Archibald's older brother who enjoys the outdoors
  • Chelsea Kane as Loy, Archibald's sister who likes inventing things and doing science
  • Jordan Fisher as Finly, Archibald's brother who likes singing, dancing and art
  • Kari Wahlgren as Bea, Archibald's best friend and sidekick
  • Rosamund Pike as the Narrator

Recurring and guest star voices include:

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally released Network
1 13 September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06) Netflix
2 13 March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
3 6 February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18) Peacock

Season 1 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 1 "Chicken at Sea"
"The Keymaster"
Eric Fogel
Brian Hatfield
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Eric Fogel
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
2 2 "Best in Showbot"
"The Secret of Madame Baroness"
Andrew Collins
Steve Trenbirrh
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Julia Prescott
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
3 3 "The Oath of the Compass"
"Garbage Fruit"
Brian Hatfield
Andrew Collins
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Kevin Kramer
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
4 4 "Glide & Gobble"
"Wheelie, No Hands"
Steve Trenbirth
Brian Hatfield
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Eric Fogal
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
5 5 "The Missing Piece"
"The Scotchman"
Steve Trenbirth
Andrew Collins
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Julia Prescott
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
6 6 "Mountain Mayhem"
"The Gator Spinner Max"
Brian Hatfield
Andrew Collins
Kevin Kramer
Jeff Trammel
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
7 7 "Dino-Can-Do"
"The Big Bad Bug"
Adam Gunn and Steve Trenbirth
Brian Hatfield
Eric Fogel
Julia Prescott
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
8 8 "Stuck in Skates"
"Lawn Circles"
Andrew Collins Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
9 9 "Lights, Camera, Crackridge!"
"Karaoke Dokey"
Brian Hatfield
Adam Gunn
Eric Fogel
Julia Prescott
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
10 10 "The Enchanted Mansion"
"The Shell Game"
Andrew Collins
Brian Hatfield
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Jen Bardekoff
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
11 11 "Strutter Sitting"
"Corny-O Chaos"
Adam Gunn
Brian Hatfield
Julia Prescott
Jen Bardekoff
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
12 12 "The Chicken Has Landed"
"The Night of the Nibbler"
Andrew Collins
Adam Gunn
Eric Fogel
Bryan Belknap
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)
13 13 "The Primrose Classic"
"The Blimpateers"
Andrew Collins
Brian Hatfield
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Benjamin Lapides
September 6, 2019 (2019-09-06)

Season 2 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original release date
14 1 "The Mall Walkers"
"Treasured Tattoo"
Adam Gunn Kevin Kramer
Nicole Belisle
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
15 2 "The Compost Elf"
"Meet Ya at the Stump"
Andrew Collins
Brian Hatfield
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Katie Mattila, Drew Champion, Jacob Moffat, and Kevin Kramer
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
16 3 "A Taste of Crackridge"
"The Bird and The Bee"
Adam Gunn
Brian Hatfield
Charlie Shoup
Eric Fogel
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
17 4 "Lake Ball Pit"
"The Poppy Corn Festival"
Andrew Collins
Adam Gunn
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Nicole Belisle
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
18 5 "The Paperbirds"
"Rock and Egg Roll"
Brian Hatfield
Andrew Collins
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Benjamin Lapides
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
19 6 "The Chair Museum"
"The Legend of Crackerfoot"
Adam Gunn
Brian Hatfield
Charlie Shoup
Benjamin Lapides
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
20 7 "Baritone Tea Part 1"
"Baritone Tea Part 2"
Andrew Collins
Adam Gunn
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
In the first half hour episode, Archibald drinks all the Baritone tea on the eve of his brother's big concert.
21 8 "Déjà Flu"
"Crackridge Live!"
Brian Hatfield
Andrew Collins
Jennifer Bardekoff
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
22 9 "House of the Future"
"Dr. Buttersocks"
Adam Gunn
Brian Hatfield
Eric Fogel
Benjamin Lapides
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
23 10 "The Royal Strutters"
"Impromptu Cruise"
Andrew Collins
Adam Gunn
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Jennifer Bardekoff
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
24 11 "The Four Flamingos"
"The Roaring Rooster"
Brian Hatfield
Andrew Collins
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Benjamin Lapides
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
25 12 "Dang, I'm Rich!"
"Power Play"
Adam Gunn
Brian Hatfield
Kevin Kramer
Jennifer Bardekoff
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)
26 13 "Big Fun Town"
"New Crackridge"
Adam Gunn
Andrew Collins
Jennifer Bardekoff and Benjamin Lapides
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
March 20, 2020 (2020-03-20)

Season 3 (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original release date
27 1 "A Tiny Problem"
"Changing Lanes"
Adam Smith
Steve Trenbirth
Charlie Shoup
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
28 2 "Switched!"
"Free-Range Chickens"
Derek Moore
Adam Smith
Eric Fogel
Kevin Kramer
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
29 3 "The Fluffberg Method"
"Singing Tele-Grammers"
Derek Moore
Steve Trenbirth
Charlie Shoup
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
30 4 "Farewell General Sherwood"
"Zoom Boomer"
Adam Smith
Steve Trenbirth
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
Noëlle Lara
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
31 5 "Egg's Day Out"
"The Way of the Snake"
Adam Smith
Steve Trenbirth
Noëlle Lara
Charlie Shoup
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
32 6 "Castles and Caves Part 1"
"Castles and Caves Part 2"
Derek Moore Eric Fogel
Drew Champion and Jacob Moffat
February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
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