New GREEN EGGS AND HAM Netflix Series Debuts Today
A new Netflix series based on Dr. Seuss’s timeless, beloved book, GREEN EGGS AND HAM, debuts today, Friday, November 8. The 13-episode animated series features an all-star voice cast, including Adam Devine, Daveed Diggs, Michael Douglas, Ilana Glazer, Eddie Izzard, Diane Keaton, Tracy Morgan, John Turturro, and Jeffrey Wright.
Series creator Jared Stern told Variety that the first thing he did was re-read the Random House Children’s Books title: “I started flipping through, and I go, ‘OK, it’s an odd-couple story, right?’ It’s a classic mismatched buddy thing: grumpy guy who’s closed off, silly guy who’s open and pushy. But not only that, it’s a road trip, because he won’t eat them here, and he won’t eat them there; he won’t eat them in a car, in a boat, in a train. And so I was like, ‘It’s Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It’s Midnight Run.’ Two of my favorite movies. I just love that genre, and so I was like, ‘What if you did that genre but in a Seuss land?’”
Stern also shared: “There were four years of actual production. That was intentional, and that’s about normal for the quality of animation that we were aspiring to. A typical animated film can take close to three to four years for generally an hour and a half of content. We have, I believe, around five and a half hours of content that we were trying to do at the level of a hand-drawn animated feature in that same amount of time … If you’re going to tell 13 episodes, you need to add a bit more, but I started from the kernel of the book.”
Watch the GREEN EGGS AND HAM series trailer: