Netflix might be losing Marvel, but they’ve got a big deal going with Dr Suess to bring all of his stories to the streaming platform… so that’s something, right? One of the biggest projects to come out of this deal is the upcoming Green Eggs and Ham series. That’s right, series. How do you make a small, standalone story into an ongoing TV show? Apparently like this –
It’s hard to get much of a sense of anything from the teaser, but the new synopsis lays out a road story with a heavy lean towards different people learning to cooperate towards the shared goal of saving an animal. If nothing else, the new series has a ridiculously star-studded cast that features the likes of Michael Douglas, Keegan Michael Keye, and Diane Keaton. Green Eggs and Ham will be served up by Netflix this fall.
The story of Green Eggs and Ham is like a postmodern Plains, Trains and Automobiles through the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Sam rescues the rare Chickeraffe from the Glurfsburg Zoo, hides it in a briefcase, and attempts to make his way to Meepville where he can charter a cold air balloon to take the Chickeraffe to his island home.
Guy just flopped his last big chance at being a world famous inventor for the industrial Snerz Co. He packs up his invention in a briefcase and resigns to give up on his dreams and become a paint watcher.
A chance meeting at a diner with Sam, and a switch up with the briefcases results in these two unlikely souls getting mixed up on an adventure that takes them on a journey of self discovery.
Our two mismatched heroes cross paths with overprotective Michellee, whose daughter, EB, desperately wants a pet, and falls madly in love with the Chickeraffe… despite her mother’s fears that it will eat off her face (it won’t). Michellee’s walled up heart also connects with the heart-hardened Guy. And a laborious love story begins.
Our fakakta foursome are also unknowingly pursued by a bounty hunter goat, two bad guys, and a villain who’s out to get the Chickeraffee as his ultimate trophy.
Voicing these characters is a star-studded cast that includes the likes value Adam Devine (Sam I Am), Michael Douglas (Guy Am I), Diane Keaton (Michellee), Ilana Glazer (Eb), Keegan-Michael Key (Narrator), Tracy Morgan (Fox), Eddie Izzard (Snerz), Jeffrey Write (Mcwinkle), and Daveed Diggs (Mouse).