A new TV series based on a Dr. Seuss book received a splashy rollout, including a press release in the rhyming style of the late Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel).
Netflix announced that “Green Eggs and Ham” will be based on the classic Dr. Seuss book of the same name. The show has an order from the streaming service for 13 episodes, to premiere in 2018.
Netflix broke the news Dr. Seuss-style with the following press release:
Netflix Orders ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ — Thirteen Episodes for the Whole Fam
In 2018 This Classic Book – Comes to TV with a Whole New Look
Beverly Hills, Calif., April 29, 2015 —
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.”
For those of you less poetic, here’s a change in aesthetic:
Based on the classic global best-selling book by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), Green Eggs and Ham will be adapted for television by Jared Stern (The LEGO® Movie Sequel), who will also serve as executive producer alongside Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz and David Dobkin. The animated family comedy is from A Very Good Production, A Stern Talking To and Gulfstream Television in association with Warner Bros Animation, and distributed by Warner Bros. Television.
DeGeneres got in on the announcement with her own clip: