Netflix orders ‘Green Eggs And Ham’ animated series from Ellen DeGeneres

'Richly-animated' 13-episode series will premiere on the streaming service in 2018

Netflix has ordered a 13-episode Green Eggs And Ham animated series.

Ellen DeGeneres is serving as an executive producer on the “richly-animated” adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic children’s book, which will launch on the streaming service in 2018.

“The show is gonna combine two of my favourite things – Dr. Seuss and binge-watching,” DeGeneres said while announcing the series on her US chat show. “It’s going to be cutting edge animation, it’s never been done on television before, it’s very cool.”

Deadline reports that the adaptation is being written by Jared Stern, who is also working on The Lego Movie Sequel, and is “expected to be the highest-end, most expensive animated programme ever produced for television”.

DeGeneres, known for her voice role in Finding Nemo as well as her long-running US chat show, did not reveal whether she will take on a voice role in Green Eggs And Ham too. Watch the entertainer announcing the Dr. Seuss adaptation on The Ellen DeGeneres Show below.