Netflix Decides It’s ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Time, Announces New Series with Seussian Rhyme

Netflix is bringing a childhood classic to life, announcing they’ve greenlit a Green Eggs and Ham TV series to add to their growing original lineup. (You didn’t think I was going to rhyme the entire article did you?!)

Dr. Seuss played a role in most of our childhoods and now we’ll get to see another of his tales brought to life, thanks to Netflix and Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen will serve as the show’s executive producer along with Jared Stern, Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz, David Dobkin and Warner Bros. Animation.

The press release from Netflix, which has more info on the new show, was such a great homage to Seuss, we had to include the full thing below (and in case you wanted more rhyming, here it is!):

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.”

Photo Credit: Random House


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