US talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres is bringing the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham to Netflix.
Jared Stern, who is also working on The Lego Movie – The Sequel, is adapting a 13-episode animated version of the children’s book for the SVOD service, which will be based around the characters Guy (the inventor) and Sam-I-Am.
The series is co-produced by A Very Good Production, A Stern Talking To and Gulfstream Television, in association with Warner Bros. Animation, and distributed by Warner Bros. Television. It will see DeGeneres serve as executive producer along with Stern, Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz and David Dobkin.
DeGeneres contends in her taped announcement, “it’s going to be cutting-edge animation. It’s never, ever been done on television before.” We will have to wait until the series’ 2018 launch to find out.