Netflix and Ava DuVernay announced plans today to adapt the Wings of Fire books into an animated series.
The best-selling fantasy books come from author Tui T. Sutherland. Sutherland will executive produce the series along with DuVernay.
Wings of Fire is described as an animated event series adaptation. 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.
The Wings of Fire adaptation marks DuVernay’s first animated series.
“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. “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.”
Similarly, Sutherland expressed excitement to see the books finally come to life on screen, and to work with DuVernay.
“I am so immensely thrilled and grateful that Ava DuVernay is our Queen of Dragons (I’m pretty sure that’s the official title). Ava is someone who saves the world every day without waiting for any prophecy to tell her what to do,” said Sutherland. “I hope some of my dragons grow up to be just like her!”
Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, also executive produces. The first season of Wings of Fire will consist of ten 40-minute episodes.
We don’t have a release date for the series just yet. So make sure to check back to THS for more updates.