Netflix Orders Live-Action/Animation Hybrid Series Based on WWII’s Bloodiest Trail

“The Liberator” follows the 500-day march of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks and his infantry unit

Netflix is using a unique method to tell the story of one of the bloodiest and most dramatic events during World War II.

The streamer ordered a four-part drama, “The Liberator” that will be a mix of live action and CGI that use a new technology called Trioscope Enhanced Hybrid Animation. The┬ácombat drama will follow Sparks and the 157th Infantry Regiment from Oklahoma, a National Guard unit comprised primarily of cowboys, Native Americans and Mexican-Americans from the Invasion of Italy to the liberation of the concentration camp of Dachau.

Based on Alex Kershaw’s book “The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey,” the series was created by “Die Hard” and “The Fugitive” writer Jeb Stuart.

Trioscope Enhanced Hybrid Animation is a new patent-pending technology combining CGI (computer generated images) with live-action performance. The technology was developed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys and L.C. Crowley of animation studio School of Humans.

The series is being produced for Netflix by A+E Studios and Unique Features in partnership with School of Humans. Jonkajtys, Crowley, Brandon Barr, Mark Apen, Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne, Sarah Victor, Barry Jossen and Kershaw will serve as executive producers. Stuart will executive produce through his Real Folk Productions.

Jonkajtys will direct all four episodes.