‘Green Eggs and Ham’ is an upcoming American animated web series that is set to air on Netflix. It is one of the streaming platform’s more ambitious projects and it is based on the 1960 book of the same name by Theodor Seuss Geisel, one of the most popular children’s authors of all time, better known as Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss remains the most popular figure in children’s books. His work includes several of the most popular children’s books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death. It is only fitting that one of his most beloved works, ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ be adapted into a television series by the world’s leading streaming service, Netflix. Produced by the Warner Bros., the series will hit the platform in 2019 and is sure to create quite a buzz with its first season. Here is all that we know about the upcoming show.
Green Eggs and Ham Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ has some fantastic actors to lend their voices to the characters. Adam DeVine of ‘Workaholics’ and ‘Modern Family‘ fame appears as Sam-I-Am, while Michael Douglas, who has several notable films like ‘Wall Street‘, and ‘Fatal Attraction‘ to his name, and has recently rediscovered himself in ‘The Kominsky Method‘, appears as Guy-Am-I. Diane Keaton, who is instantly recognizable for her role as Kay Adams in the ‘Godfather‘ movies, and from Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall‘, voices Michellee. Keegan-Michael Key, best known for ‘Key & Peele’ and also for appearing in ‘Fargo‘, is the narrator of the series. There are several other notable cast members in various supporting roles, including John Turturro of ‘The Big Lebowski‘ and ‘Do the Right Thing‘ fame voicing Goat, while Jeffrey Wright, who has appeared in ‘Quantum of Solace’ and ‘Casino Royale‘, voices McWinkle.
Green Eggs and Ham Plot: What is it about?
The official synopsis of the book reads: “A character named “Sam-I-am” pesters an unnamed character to try a plate of green eggs and ham. The unnamed character refuses, responding, “I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am.” He continues to repeat this as Sam persistently follows him, asking him to try them in eight locations (house, box, car, tree, train, dark, rain, boat) and with three animals (mouse, fox, and goat). Finally, he gives in to Sam’s pestering and tries the green eggs and ham, which he does like after all and happily responds, “I do so like green eggs and ham. Thank you. Thank you, Sam-I-am.”
However, the premise of the show will be slightly different. The show follows inventor Guy-Am-I go and his friend Sam-I-Am on a cross country trip. They try many new things, presumably more than green eggs and ham, and as we wait and watch what adventures await, all the while knowing that their friendship will be tested.