Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Netflix Orders 10 Episodes of Animated Event Series 'Wings of Fire' from Ava DuVernay

Netflix has today given a series order to the original animated event series Wings of Fire based on the best-selling book series by Tui T. Sutherland. The series will produce 10 episodes.

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.

Dan Milano and Christa Starr developed the series. They will serve as co-showrunners alongside Justin Ridge. All three will also executive produce alongside Sutherland, Ava DuVernay, Sam Register and Sarah Bremner. Warner Bros. Animation and ARRAY Filmworks will produce.

"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."

"We couldn't be more proud that Ava has chosen Netflix as the home for her first animated series," added Melissa Cobb, Vice President of Original Animation, Netflix. "An epic fantasy saga full of sweep and spectacle, Wings of Fire promises to be a must-see event for the whole family."