Brace yourselves: a Baby Shark television series is officially on its way

Photo: Nickelodeon
Photo: Nickelodeon 

It's every child's dream and every parent's worst nightmare – a Baby Shark television series is coming to Nick Jr.

And, just when we thought it was safe to go back into water without someone singing the annoying tune, we'll never get the song out of our head ever again.

The 26-part half-hour episodes will roll out internationally following its United States release in the first half of next year.

The series Baby Shark's Big Show! is based on the viral Baby Shark video, released in 2015, which is nearing six billion views on YouTube – making it the second most-viewed video in the platform's history.

The song was on the Billboard Hot 100 for a massive 20-weeks and inspired the #BabySharkChallenge, which generated over one million cover videos around the globe.

The 2-D animated series, developed by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and SmartStudy, will follow the adventures of Baby Shark and his best friend, William.

The sure to be cute duo will travel around their underwater 'neighbourhood' Carnivore Cove. Along the way they'll meet new friends and sing 'original catchy tunes', that will also get stuck in our head.

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To celebrate, Baby Shark is taking over Australia's Nick Jr., from Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17 for a special 'Baby Shark Week', event.

Each morning from 9am kids can tune in to see Baby Shark shorts and music videos, alongside underwater-themed episodes of hit preschool series PAW Patrol and Bubble Guppies.

"Having the opportunity to dive deeper into this incredible world and create all-new storylines has been extremely exciting, and our head of preschool Eryk Casemiro and his team can't wait to help grow the 'Baby Shark' universe and fanbase with an amazing new series that captures the heart and spirit of this beloved property," executive vice president of production and development at Nickelodeon Animation Ramsey Naito said.

The announcement comes one year after rumours started swirling that a Baby Shark television show could be on its way.

And while kids all over the world will be thrilled, parent's doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo not like it one bit.