A Dr. Seuss classic is coming to streaming TV as a 13-episode animated series.
Green Eggs and Ham, based on the children's book first published in 1960, is coming to Netflix—though sadly not until 2018. Executive producer Ellen DeGeneres says the project "combines two of my favorite things: Dr. Seuss and binge-watching."
The Netflix announcement of the news came in the form of an homage to the good Doctor:
We'd love to share some happy news
based on the rhymes of Dr. Seuss.
Green Eggs and Ham will become a show
and you're among the first to know.
In this richly animated production,
a 13-episode introduction,
standoffish inventor (Guy, by name)
and Sam-I-Am of worldwide fame,
embark on a cross-country trip
that tests the limits of their friendship.
As they learn to try new things,
they find out what adventure brings.
Of course they also get to eat
that famous green and tasty treat!
Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content for Netflix
threw her quote into the mix:
"We think this will be a hit
Green Eggs and Ham is a perfect fit
for our growing slate of amazing stories
available exclusively in all Netflix territories.
You can stream it on a phone.
You can stream it on your own.
You can stream it on TV.
You can stream it globally."
In the meantime, a 1973 animated version of the classic can be found on YouTube, but not on Netflix.