Illumination Entertainment may have the rights to some big Dr. Seuss properties (like the recently-released Grinch film), but there’s plenty more where that came from. One other beloved property is Green Eggs and Ham, the classic story about one weird guy (Sam I Am) trying to get another (Guy Am I) to try out green eggs and ham…for some reason.
As a kid, this book was obviously a hit, and it really helped drive home the idea that you never know what you’ll like until you try it. Well, apparently, that’s worth at least one season of TV to Netflix, as the streaming service has just released the teaser for the impending show. Leading the show as Sam and Guy are Adam Devine and Michael Douglas, of all people.
Joining them are Ilana Grazer (Rough Night), Oscar winner Diane Keaton (Annie Hall), Eddie Izzard (The Lego Batman Movie), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Jillian Bell (Goosebumps), John Turturro (Transformers) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton).
Below is the official synopsis:
“The story of Green Eggs and Ham is like a postmodern Plains, Trains and Automobiles through the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Sam rescues the rare Chickeraffe from the Glurfsburg Zoo, hides it in a briefcase, and attempts to make his way to Meepville where he can charter a cold air balloon to take the Chickeraffe to his island home.
Guy just flopped his last big chance at being a world famous inventor for the industrial Snerz Co. He packs up his invention in a briefcase and resigns to give up on his dreams and become a paint watcher. A chance meeting at a diner with Sam, and a switch up with the briefcases results in these two unlikely souls getting mixed up on an adventure that takes them on a journey of self discovery.
Our two mismatched heroes cross paths with overprotective Michellee, whose daughter, EB, desperately wants a pet, and falls madly in love with the Chickeraffe… despite her mother’s fears that it will eat off her face (it won’t). Michellee’s walled up heart also connects with the heart-hardened Guy. And a laborious love story begins. Our fakakta foursome are also unknowingly pursued by a bounty hunter goat, two bad guys, and a villain who’s out to get the Chickeraffee as his ultimate trophy.”
What do you think of this first teaser? Are you as hopeful as me that it’ll maintain a 2D style? Let us know down below!
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