Netflix have announced a 13-episode adaptation of the iconic Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham.

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.

Comedian and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres is producing, along with Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz, David Dobkin and Warner Bros. Animation. Jared Stern, who has worked on films such as The Princess and the Frog, Wreck-It Ralph and The Lego Movie , is penning the adaptation.

“It’s going to combine two of my favourite things – Dr Seuss and binge watching,” Ellen joked in the video announcement.

Jared Stern and Jeff Kleeman met with Dr. Seuss’ widow Audrey Geisel, and were initially given five minutes to pitch the series. Audrey listened to the full 45-minute pitch and gave them her blessing, along with notes which the producers have incorporated. Production begins in May for a 2018 release, with Deadline reporting that this will be the most expensive animated programme ever produced for television.


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Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.