You might remember us talking about Warner Bros. teaming with Ava DuVernay for an animated series event based on Wings of Fire. That project didn’t have a home, until now. Netflix announced today that will release these stories from Warner Bros. Animation and ARRAY. The initial release will span 10 episodes with a runtime of 40 minutes each. This will be DuVernay’s first animation project.
If you’re not familiar with the many stories from Scholastic, Netflix has released a full synopsis of this first event: “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.”
“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. “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 Wings of Fire books have captured the imagination of millions. In Ava, Justin, Christa and Dan we have a visionary creative team that will bring that same sense of wonder and adventure from the books to life with animation and create the next great animated family series at Netflix,” said Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios.
For more information on executive producers and showrunners, see the link above for our previous coverage. Keep checking back for more.
Photo Credit: Scholastic/ARRAY