Ellen DeGeneres to produce Green Eggs and Ham inspired animated series on Netflix
The announcement broke through a press release on the Netflix website paying tribute to the great author who wrote the book in 1960.
Issued from Netflix headquarters. Delivered straight to all reporters.
We’d love to share some happy news
based on the rhymes of Dr. Seuss.
Green Eggs and Ham will become a show
and you’re among the first to know.
In this richly animated production,
a 13-episode introduction,
standoffish inventor (Guy, by name)
and Sam-I-Am of worldwide fame,
embark on a cross-country trip
that tests the limits of their friendship.
As they learn to try new things,
they find out what adventure brings.
Of course they also get to eat
that famous green and tasty treat!
Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content for Netflix
threw her quote into the mix:
“We think this will be a hit
Green Eggs and Ham is a perfect fit
for our growing slate of amazing stories
available exclusively in all Netflix territories.
You can stream it on a phone.
You can stream it on your own.
You can stream it on TV.
You can stream it globally.”
DeGeneres also made her own personal announcement on her show the same week. “This combines two of my favorite things, Dr. Seuss and binge watching,” said the “Finding Nemo” voice actress. This 13-episode series isn’t set to premiere until 2018, but production is expected to begin this month.
Binge watching on Netflix has become a highly popular pastime since the affordable service became popular. The online channel brings back classic movies and television series back into the light. Netflix created series became popular with the creation of “House of Cards” as well as “Orange is the New Black.” Recently, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” debuted and is just as addicting as both the aforementioned series.
Watch with caution, Netflix viewers!
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