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Green Eggs and Ham Season 1: Premiere Date, Cast, Trailer, Update

Updated July 8, 2019
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‘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’sAnnie 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.

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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.

Here’s the official synopsis of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ as provided by Netflix: “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 is 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.”

Notably, ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ has been adapted for various television series before, specifically ‘Dr. Seuss on the Loose’, and it remains to be seen if Netflix’s version is going to do justice to the source material.

Green Eggs and Ham Season 1 Release Date: When will it premiere?

The show does not have an official release date yet. However, Variety has reported that ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Season 1 is set for a release in Q4 2019. This means that we can expect it to drop as early as this fall. In the meanwhile, you might want to read the book to know the story. We will update this section as soon as we have an official release date.

Green Eggs and Ham Trailer:

After announcing the show quite sometime back, Netflix finally has a teaser trailer for ‘Green Eggs and Ham’. You can check it out below to get an idea of what the show is about. We strongly recommend that you make your kid watch this show, and maybe you can take a trip down memory lane as well!

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