Sometimes, Netflix really comes through for fans with an unexpected piece of news. And the latest piece - about a long-awaited Sharkboy and Lavagirl sequel - might just be the most exciting yet.

Netflix is home to a plethora of binge-worthy smash hits.

Over the last few years, the streaming giant has produced some of the best original content for us TV-hungry folk to get our teeth into.

There's nothing better than a good old binge-watching session.

Kicking back, relaxing and switching on your favorite show. What could be better?

The choices are endless...

From true crime to romance, there’s really something for everyone.

But there are a handful of standouts that have garnered significant acclaim...

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The streaming giant has dropped some major smash hits including the likes of Orange is The New BlackThe Crown, and Grace and Frankie.

And, of course, we can't forget Stranger Things.

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The hit sci-fi series held the title for the most-watched TV series on the streaming platform last year.

And that's not all.

If you want to watch a movie, Netflix is always on hand with some amazing options.

Who doesn't love movie night?

From old classics to new releases, Netflix has your back.

But the latest Netflix news ...

Well, it's safe to say it has the world feeling very excited indeed.

Because it concerns something many feel they've been waiting a long time for.

Over fifteen years, to be precise.

And we can pretty much guarantee it's going to be a smash hit.

We know we'll be tuning in - will you?

Yep, that's right.

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A sequel to The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl is on the cards!

The 2005 original was a total classic.

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It was the heartwarming tale of one boy saving the planet, along with his superhero friends, of course.

For 15 years, we've had just the one movie to enjoy.

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But director Robert Rodriguez has dropped an exciting announcement this week.

Our beloved Sharkboy and Lavagirl are coming back!

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In a new sequel set 15 years after the original movie.

Yep, Sharkboy and Lavagirl will be all grown up.

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So grown-up, in fact, that they've become parents!

And their offspring are anything but ordinary...

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Their daughter has inherited both shark and lava powers.

In fact, she's not the only superhero offspring set to be featured.

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The new series is called We Can Be Heroes, and centers on the offspring of many different super-parents.

11 children will be featured on the show.

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Reportedly it revolves around these kids trying to save the world after their parents are captured by an evil force ...

Even more excitingly?

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Taylor Dooley has confirmed she will reprise her iconic Lavagirl role!

As for Sharkboy?

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It's unconfirmed as to whether Taylor Lautner will come back, though fans remain hopeful!

Rodriguez has described the new series as being "like an Avengers team."

"Except they all had kids," he joked to a  Comic-Con panel.

He's returning to what he loves best.

"My most rabid fanbase all these years, by far, has been my kid films."

"My Spy Kids audience."

"These kids watch those movies over and over because they're action films made for children and families, in particular at a time when they need empowerment."

"Netflix came to me because the Spy Kids movies had done just so well on their service."

"They said, 'Could you make a series of films that do that?' And I said, 'I'd love to!'"

We're extremely glad he did!

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