AVA DUVERNAY AND WARNER BROS. ANIMATION TO SOAR WITH “WINGS OF FIRE”
“WINGS OF FIRE” - THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING BOOK SERIES
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Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) and award-winning writer/director/producer Ava DuVernay are developing a high-end serialized animated family television series based on the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling book series Wings of Fire, from author Tui T. Sutherland. The Studio secured the exclusive rights to the sought-after publishing phenomenon for DuVernay in a highly competitive situation with multiple parties bidding for the middle grade fantasy book series, which thus far has spawned 15 novels, three graphic novels and four short stories.
WBA is producing the project with DuVernay, who serves as executive producer, through her ARRAY Filmworks production company. Dan Milano (“Glitch Techs”), Christa Starr, Tui T. Sutherland and WBA’s Sam Register (“Teen Tians Go!”) are also on board as executive producers.
With more than nine million copies in print and available in 16 languages, the “Wings of Fire” book series is an epic adventure set in a world entirely ruled by dragons. Across two continents and 10 tribes, the series explores vicious wars, enduring friendships, and heroic quests that span generations of fascinating dragon characters.
This marks the first animated project for DuVernay as part of her exclusive overall deal with the Warner Bros. Television Group. For WBTVG, DuVernay is currently producing the OWN/Warner Horizon Scripted Television series “Queen Sugar” and “Cherish the Day,” as well as the HBO Max/Warner Bros. Television pilot “DMZ,” based on characters from DC.
Source Warner Bros. Pictures
March 6, 2020 2:15pm ET by Warner Bros. Pictures