Ava DuVernay’s animated adaptation of the family fantasy books Wings of Fire launches on Netflix.
The streamer lit ten episodes of the animated series in green, which were made by DuVernay and her ARRAY Filmworks and Warner Bros. Animation.
It comes a year after it was announced that the creator of Queen Sugar and When They See Us were developing the project.
Wings of Fire, written by Tui T. Sutherland, will be adapted in ten 40-minute episodes . Dan Milano (Glitch Techs), Christa Starr (Mystery Science Theater 3000) and Justin Ridge (Star Wars Resistance) are showrunners and executive producers, with Milano and Starr adapting.
The series revolves around a bitter war that has raged for generations between the dragon tribes that live in the epic world of Pyrrhia. According to the prophecy, five young dragons will rise to stop the bloodshed and bring peace to the land. The Dragons of Destiny – Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny – have been secretly raised and trained from the time they hatched and embark on an evolving quest that will bring them up to date with their true selves and the overwhelming scope of that fate faced fierce war they should end.
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Ava DuVernay said, “Inside this epic book series from the mind of Tui Sutherland is an elegant saga of wisdom and wonder that explores ideas of belonging and bias, camaraderie and community. On behalf of my colleagues Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes at ARRAY Filmworks, we’re excited to partner with Netflix and Warner Bros. Animation for this dynamic adaptation in which five young dragons fulfill their destiny and show viewers how to fulfill their own . “
Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Original Animation, Netflix, said,” We couldn’t be more proud that Ava selected Netflix as the home for their first animated series. Wings of Fire is an epic fantasy saga full of pizzazz and spectacle promises to be a must for the whole family. “
Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, added,” The Wings of Fire books have caught the imagination of millions of people. In Ava, Justin, Christa and Dan we have a visionary creative team that brings the same sense of wonder and adventure from the books to life with animation and created the next great family animated series on Netflix. “
” When I started, mine writing my own dragon series Wings of Fire I knew a few important things, I knew I wanted it to be a big epic fantasy with a sense of humor and kindhearted heroes, I wanted questions of fate versus fate Explore free will, different ways of dealing with power, nature and care, family, empathy and friendship. And maybe most of all I wanted it to be a story told solely from the point of view of dragons, ”added Tui T. Sutherland. “I’m so excited and grateful that Ava DuVernay is our Queen of Dragons. I’m pretty sure this is the official title. Ava is someone who saves the world every day without waiting for a prophecy to come yours.” tells her what to do. I hope some of my dragons become just like her. “