Nostalgia is an unstoppable force. A week after the Full House revival was announced, the Dr. Seuss classic kids book Green Eggs and Ham is the latest to perpetuate the longing and desire for childhood favorites to be brought back in new ways.
During her show Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres announced she would produce a Netflix series based on the beloved 1960 book. The 13-episode order won’t hit the streaming service until 2018. “It’s going to be cutting-edge animation: It’s never been done on television before. It’s very, very cool,” she asserted. “Very, very cool” is so general and nondescript, yet the show already sounds better than The Cat in the Hat.
Netflix vice president of original content Cindy Holland commented on the project in a fittingly Seussical fashion:
“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.”
Netflix and Warner Bros. TV Group negotiated and worked at the deal for more than a year, Variety reports. Lego Movie 2 co-writer Jared Stern will pen the script and executive produce, as will DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Mike Karz, and David Dobkin. The family comedy comes from A Very Good Production, DeGeneres’ production company.