Netflix Greenlights Ava DuVernay’s Epic Fantasy Series, Wings of Fire
Nowadays, Netflix is investing big time in animation series. The latest project that the streaming service has greenlit is a ten-episode adaptation of Tui Sutherland’s Wings of Fire fantasy series in a joint project with Array Filmworks. Ava DuVernay will executive produce the 40-minute episodes together with Dan Milano, Christa Starr, Justin Ridge, Tui T. Sutherland, as well as Sam Register, and Sarah Bremner. Milano will adapt the book series for television together with Starr.
“Within this epic book series from the mind of Tui Sutherland is an elegant saga filled with wisdom and wonder, exploring ideas of belonging and bias, camaraderie and community,” said DuVernay in a press release. “On behalf of my colleagues Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes of ARRAY Filmworks, we’re thrilled to partner with Netflix and Warner Bros. Animation for this dynamic adaptation where five young dragonets fulfill their destiny and show viewers how to fulfill their own.”
The series comes from Warner Bros. Animation. Milano and Starr will serve as showrunners together with Justin Ridge. Per the official synopsis, “Wings of Fire is an animated event series adaptation of the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling book series from author Tui T. Sutherland. A bitter war has raged for generations between the dragon tribes who inhabit the epic world of Pyrrhia. According to prophecy, five young dragons will rise to end the bloodshed and bring peace back to the land. Raised and trained in secret from the time they were hatched, the Dragonets of destiny – Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny – embark on an evolving quest that will bring them face to face with their true selves and the overwhelming scope of this savage war they are destined to bring to an end.”
Netflix has yet to announce an official release date. However, a late 2021 or early 2022 date seems likely.
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Recommended Reading: Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5