Wings of Fire flies to Netflix
James R | On 21, Apr 2021
Ava DuVernay and Netflix are reteaming for a new animated series based on Wings of Fire.
The best-selling books from author Tui T Sutherland have sold 14 million copies around the world. Now, the fantasy saga is heading to the screen in a new animated series from Warner Bros Animation.
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 first animated series from DuVernay and ARRAY Filmworks, the series will comprise 10 40-minute episodes.
DuVernay says: “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.”
Melissa Cobb, Vice President, Original Animation, Netflix, adds: “We couldn’t be more proud that Ava has chosen Netflix as the home for her first animated series. An epic fantasy saga full of sweep and spectacle, Wings of Fire promises to be a must-see event for the whole family.”
DuVernay will exex-produce, along with Dan Milano, Christa Starr, Justin Ridge, Tui T Sutherland, Sam Register and Sarah Bremner for ARRAY Filmworks. Dan Milano (Glitch Techs) and Christa Starr (Mystery Science Theater 3000) are adapting the book and will serve as showrunners alongside Justin Ridge (Star Wars Resistance).