Netflix is adding some Seussian spice to its streaming lineup this fall when it premieres the new animated series Green Eggs and Ham, created by Jared Stern (screenplay, The LEGO Ninjago Movie and LEGO Batman Movie; exec producer, Smallfoot and Storks).
Inspired by the classic Dr. Seuss storybook and produced by Warner Bros., the 2D show follows opposites Guy and Sam on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far-off zoo, learning to try new things like hope, friendship, and a certain delectable dish along the way.
Exec producers are Ellen DeGeneres, Jared Stern, Sam Register, and Mike Karz (Gulfstream TV), and David Dobkin and Jeff Kleeman.
In addition to the new teaser trailer below, Netflix revealed the flavorful voice cast lined up for the series:
Adam Devine voices Sam I Am, a wildlife rescuer who specializes in saving rare animals and savoring every bite of Green Eggs & Ham.
Michael Douglas voices Guy I Am, an amateur inventor turned professional paint-watcher looking for a warm bowl of oat mush, peace and quiet.
Ilana Glazer voices EB, a curious, fun-seeking girl who just wants to keep a dangerous wild animal as a pet.
Diane Keaton voices Michellee, EB’s overprotective mother who’d rather stay home and count beans than ever risk any fun.
Keegan-Michael Key provides the narration as viewers’ rhyming guide on the road to Meepville.
Eddie Izzard voices Snerz, the tiny, evil overlord of the biggest company in all of Seussdom with a passion for collecting rare, illegal animals.
Jeffrey Wright voices McWinkle, a professional bad guy on one last job.
Jillian Bell voices Gluntz, a professional bad guy on her very first job.
John Turturro voices Goat, the biggest, baddest goat this side of Meepville.
Tracy Morgan voices Fox, a fox torn by his love for a chicken and her tasty green eggs.
Daveed Diggs voices Mouse, a revolutionary at heart, who longs for freedom… and cheese.