Sam-I-Am is headed to Netflix, it seems, after the online giant today announced a partnership with Warner Bros. to bring Green Eggs and Ham, the beloved, best-selling Dr. Seuss novel, to the streaming service in 2018.
With Ellen DeGeneres on board to produce, it’s understood the property will receive the classic 13-episode treatment based on the endearing road trip between Guy and Sam-I-Am. No word yet on whether or not DeGeneres, who won audiences over with her eye-catching turn as Dory in Finding Nemo, will bring a character to life at this stage. Whatever the outcome, the popular host is joined by Jared Stern, Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz and David Dobkin on production duties.
In fact, Stern’s responsibilities stretch beyond producer, as the scribe will also pen the script for Netflix’s interpretation of Green Eggs and Ham – after wrapping up his work on The LEGO Movie Sequel, of course. According to both Netflix and Warner Bros., this project is poised to be one of the most expansive, high-end animations in the history of the medium, and it’ll be fascinating to see how it pans out given the talent attached.
As a tribute to the illustrious Dr. Seuss – real name Theodor Seuss Geisel – Netflix released the following excerpt in his rhythmic writing style.
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!
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.