HBO to Premiere ESME & ROY from the Makers of SESAME STREET

HBO to Premiere ESME & ROY from the Makers of SESAME STREET

ESME & ROY, the first new animated series from the MAKERS of "Sesame Street" in more than a decade, debuts on HBO in the U.S. this SATURDAY, AUG. 18 (9:30-10:00 a.m. ET/PT). The show follows a young girl, Esme, and her best monster friend, Roy, on their adventures as the best monster babysitters in Monsterdale. Aimed at children ages four to six, it offers a creative new approach to teaching "learning through play" and mindfulness strategies.

With loveable characters who spark strong emotional connections among preschoolers and parents alike, ESME & ROY invites children into a colorful world where even the littlest monsters can overcome big challenges together. Across 26 episodes, ESME & ROY will use the power of play to help younger monsters through familiar situations, including trying new foods and feeling scared during loud thunderstorms. Little viewers will look up to their new favorite monster-sitters as positive role models, learning how to manage strong emotions with simple mindfulness practices alongside ESME & ROY's charges.

August's episodes:

Episode #1

Debut date: SATURDAY, AUG. 18 (9:30-10:00 a.m. ET/PT)

"Monster Trucks!": Esme and Roy are having a blast watching the car-loving monster Tillie, but when bath time rolls around, Tillie refuses to hop in the tub!

"Lunch Crunch": When the house pet gobbles up Simon Swoozle's favorite sandwich, Esme and Roy must show Simon the art of trying new foods.

Episode #2

Debut date: SATURDAY, AUG. 25 (9:30-10:00 a.m.)

"Dark and Stormy Knight": A storm is coming, and Esme and Roy are watching the huggable monster Snugs, but Snugs is scared of the thunderstorms!

"Two Can Play at That Game": Frank and Franny, the Bleederblop twins, are eager to play, but want to play different games. How can Esme and Roy help them have fun together?

ESME & ROY will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming portals.

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