Netflix has announced that it will be turning Dr. Seuss’ beloved book Green Eggs and Ham into a 13-episode TV series. The adaptation will be written by Jared Stern who also wrote Wreck-It-Ralph and is working on the upcoming Lego Movie sequel.
Executive Producers include Stern, Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz, and David Dobkin. The project will be distributed by Warner Bros. TV.
It is expected to be released in 2018 and is said to be “the highest-end, most expensive animated program ever produced for television.”
The Hollywood Reporter has the news that ABC Family has green lit a new TV series based on Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. Shadowhunters is planned to be a 13 episode series with no premiere date announced yet. Production will begin in May.
"Shadowhunters is a big, epic saga that will resonate with viewers who come to ABC Family for the Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight franchises," ABC Family president Tom Ascheim said. "A New York Times best-seller for 122-consecutive weeks, with over 35 million copies in print worldwide, Shadowhunters is the perfect story to share with our audience."
The rights to Fancy Nancy has been acquired by Disney. Disney Junior plans an animated TV movie and then a series. They are expected to premiere in 2017.
From the article in Variety:
“This is definitely one of those ‘pinch me’ moments. When Robin and I met Nancy Kanter and her team, we knew instantly that Disney Junior was the plus-perfect home for ‘Fancy Nancy,’ ” said O’Connor.
Added Preiss Glasser: “After the thrill of seeing my two-dimensional drawings of Nancy and her ‘world’ come alive in spinoff musicals and ballets, the opportunity to see her animated by Disney is a dream I never would have dared to dream.”
The Selection has gotten the green light for a television pilot. Following in the steps of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl, the CW believes they may have found the next teen hit. It does have a very sellable and desirable premise: Hunger Games meets The Bachelor.
Set your DVRs for Fall 2013. ;)
The Cat in the Hat is getting his very own show on PBS Kids! Actor Martin Short will be voicing the main character in the half-hour show. The show is planned to begin in fall of 2010. I look forward to seeing the series because Dr. Seuss seems to translate very well into animation.
Random House will be publishing a line of original books to go along with the show.