The Roku Channel Will Debut a New Original Series, ‘Children Ruin Everything,’ Next Month

In May, Roku is adding another title to its growing list of Roku Originals. Season one of the new Roku Original comedy “Children Ruin Everything” will land on the free streaming service on Friday, May 13.

“Children Ruin Everything” is a half-hour comedy series about living with the worst roommates of all: young children. In the show, Astrid and James struggle to find a balance between being ‘Mom and Dad’ to two kids and being who they were before offspring. “Children Ruin Everything” explores the hilarious and varied ways kids can tear down your life and, if you’re lucky, replace it with something you have to admit is pretty okay, too. 

The series was created by  “Schitt’s Creek” alum Kurt Smeaton, and executive produced by Chuck Tatham (“Modern Family,” “Arrested Development,” “How I Met Your Mother”) and Mark Montefiore (“Letterkenny,” “Bad Blood”).

“It’s finally here!” said Colin Davis, Head of Scripted Originals, Roku. “Kurt Smeaton, Chuck Tatham and Mark Montefiore have brought us a heart filled comedy with “Children Ruin Everything.” This story is universal, endearing and audiences will instantly relate with these characters. As the momentum driving Roku Originals continues, it is beyond exciting not only to share season one with audiences, but to also have the opportunity bring it back for a supersized season two on The Roku Channel.”

“We have no doubt that audiences on The Roku Channel will immediately connect with Astrid and James as they navigate the hilarious and surprising ways that having kids changes your life,” Smeaton said. “We can’t wait to finally share the series with American audiences and look forward to bringing the talented cast back for more fun and chaos in season two.”

The series has already been picked up for its second season. Production for season two will begin this spring.