Netflix has set the voice cast for its upcoming animated series “Green Eggs and Ham,” with Adam Devine playing Sam I am, the infamous odd-breakfast-choice-pusher, and Michael Douglas set as Guy Am I, the dude who could not, would not eat this dish pretty much anywhere.
Based on the beloved book by Dr. Seuss and executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the new show will be lead by Devine, Douglas, Ilana Glazer, Diane Keaton, Eddie Izzard, Tracy Morgan, Keegan-Michael Key, Jeffrey Wright, Jillian Bell, John Turturro and Daveed Diggs.
“Green Eggs and Ham” follows opposites “Guy” (Douglas) and “Sam” (Adam Devine) as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far off zoo. Along the way they learn to try new things like hope, friendship, and a certain delectable dish.
The show is created and executive produced by Jared Stern, with DeGeneres, Sam Register, Mike Karz (Gulfstream TV), David Dobkin and Jeff Kleeman. The project hails from Warner Bros. Animation.
Here is the “long synopsis,” per 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 are 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.
Watch the teaser above.
“Green Eggs and Ham” launches this fall on Netflix.