Netflix commissions new series Angry Birds: Summer Madness
- The Los Gatos-based streaming platform is partnering with Finland’s Rovio Entertainment and the UK’s CAKE for a new story set in the iconic world of the franchise
Netflix has ordered a new 40x11 series set in the iconic world of Angry Birds. Angry Birds: Summer Madness will take its cue from the humour and tone of the popular franchise but promises to reveal a fresh new look. In a press release, the Los Gatos-based streaming giant has disclosed a few details about the plot. The series will see much-loved birds Red, Bomb and Chuck, as well as a cast of brand-new feathered friends, as tween birds at summer camp under the questionable guidance of their counsellor, Mighty Eagle. Explosive antics, improbable pranks and crazy summertime adventures see the birds pushing boundaries and breaking all the rules while fending off the brash and obnoxious Pigs on the other side of the lake, who seem hell-bent on causing as much mayhem as possible.
The series will be produced by Finland’s games-first entertainment company Rovio Entertainment and award-winning British studio CAKE. Its distribution will be handled by Netflix.
CAKE’s CCO and managing director, Ed Galton, has great expectations about this new endeavour: “The Angry Birds are about to smash the small screen, and we are thrilled to be making the journey with Netflix as our global partner.” Meanwhile, Rovio’s CMO, Ville Heijari, added: “Angry Birds animated content plays a key role in our long-term franchise strategy. 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.”
Finally, Netflix’s director of Original Animated Series, Curtis Lelash, said: “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.”
Angry Birds: Summer Madness is the latest collaboration in a long-term partnership between CAKE and Rovio, which includes international distribution rights to Rovio’s expanding library of non-dialogue shorts.
The series will be ready for global release in 2021.
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