Green Eggs and Ham: When is it released? Who are the voice cast? Everything you need to know

Netflix brings Dr Seuss’ beloved story of friendship and self-discovery to life with the aid of an all-star voice cast.

If you loved The Grinch and couldn’t get enough of Horton Hears a Who!, then Netflix has something right up your street – a TV adaptation of Green Eggs and Ham.

The Dr Seuss book is being made into an animated TV series, and an all-star voice cast has been signed up to bring the story to life.

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Here’s all you need to know about the TV adaptation of Green Eggs and Ham.

When is Green Eggs and Ham on TV?

Green Eggs and Ham is a little way off yet, with the series expected to stream on Netflix in autumn 2019.

What is it about?

If you’re not familiar with the beloved Dr Seuss story, meet Sam and Guy – polar opposites who are about to be thrown together for a cross-country adventure that will see them meet some amazing new friends.

Described as a post-modern Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the series takes a journey through the whimsical world of Dr Seuss.

Rare animal lover Sam has rescued a chickeraffe from Glurfsburg Zoo and is hiding it in his briefcase until he reaches Meepville, where he’ll set it free to its island home with the help of a cold air balloon.

Guy is a failed inventor on his way back from his final shot at impressing the Snerz Co with his most recent invention, which is in his briefcase.

He’s resigned himself to a life as a paint watcher, but when he runs into Sam at a diner and the briefcases get mixed up, it sets them on a journey of self-discovery.

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They end up crossing paths with Michellee, the overprotective mother of EB who’s desperate for a pet and who falls in love with the chickeraffe.

A love story begins between Michellee and Guy, but not everything looks so rosy for the four as they’re being pursued by a bounty hunter goat, two bad guys and a villain who wants the chickeraffe as a trophy.

Who stars in the voice cast?

You’re sure to recognise plenty of voices in this animated series – Sam I Am is played by Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect), Guy Am I is voiced by Michael Douglas (Basic Instinct), Diane Keaton (The First Wives Club) is Michellee, and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) plays EB.

Listen out for Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College) as the narrator, Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen) as company boss Snerz, and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) and Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) as the bad guys.

John Turturro (The Night Of) is the bounty hunter goat and there are also starring roles for Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) as a fox and Daveed Diggs (Black-ish) as a mouse.

Green Eggs and Ham is expected to launch on Netflix in autumn 2019.

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