Angry Birds series in development at Netflix
Rovio Entertainment’s hit video game franchise Angry Birds has found large success on the big screen across its two films, with the second installment sitting as the best-reviewed video game adaptation on Rotten Tomatoes, and now Netflix has begun development on a series adaptation, according to Deadline.
While it’s currently unclear if it will keep the story continuity of the movies, Angry Birds: Summer Madness will reportedly keep the same style of humor and tone of the big screen efforts while revealing a fresh look at the much-loved Red, Bomb and Chuck. The 40-episode series of 11-minute installments will see the trio alongside a cast of new feathered friends as tween birds at summer camp under the questionable guidance of their counselor Mighty Eagle, leading to explosive antics, improbable pranks and crazy summertime adventures.
“Angry Birds have been a true phenomenon for kids around the world and we’re excited to bring them home to the nest at Netflix where they will be angrier and bird-ier than ever,” Curtis Lelash, Director of Original Animated Series, Netflix said.
The series marks the latest collaboration of a long-term collaboration between Cake and Rovio Entertainment, which includes international distribution rights to the game developer’s expanding library of non-dialogue shorts.
“Angry Birds are about to smash the small screen and we are thrilled to be making the journey with Netflix as our global partner,” Ed Galton, CCO & Managing Director, Cake, said.
“Angry Birds animated content plays a key role in our long-term franchise strategy,” Ville Heijari, CMO of Rovio, said. “After more than a decade in hit games, blockbuster movies and licensed products, this is the Angry Birds’ first foray into a long-form series. We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Cake and can’t wait to unveil the world of Angry Birds: Summer Madness to viewers on Netflix.”
Angry Birds: Summer Madness is set to make its global premiere on the streaming service in 2021.