Ava DuVernay’s Wings of Fire animated series is officially a go over at Netflix.
On Tuesday (April 20), Netflix announced that it is teaming up with Ava DuVernay and Warner Bros., Animation on an animated series adaptation of Wings of Fire.
Based on Tui T. Sutherland’s best selling book series of the same name, the Wings of Fire fantasy novels take place in the fictional continents of Pyrrhia and Pantala— both inhabited by dragons.
The streamer has ordered 10 40-minute episodes of the new animated series, which will center on a bitter war that had raged for generations between the dragon tribes who inhabit Pyrrhia.
Check out the official synopsis for the series below!
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.
In a statement announcing her involvement with Wings of Fire, the filmmaker spoke of the thematic elements housed within Sutherland’s books that she’s excited to explore in the new 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 Ava 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.”
Behind the camera, Dan Milano (Glitch Techs), Christa Starr (Mystery Science Theater 3000), Justin Ridge (Star Wars Resistance) will serve as showrunners and executive producers on Wings of Fire, with Milano and Starr adapting the books for television.
DuVernay, author Tui T. Sutherland, Sam Register and Sarah Bremner of ARRAY Filmworks will all serve as executive producers as well.
The Wings of Fire animated series has yet to be given a release date by Netflix.