‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Green Eggs and Ham – Copyright. Random House Children’s Entertainment

It’s a long time coming but Green Eggs and Ham will be arriving on Netflix in 2019. Almost four years on from the announcement we’ve learned plenty about the upcoming animated series. Here’s everything you need to know on Green Eggs and Ham, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Green Eggs and Ham is an upcoming animated Netflix Original series based on the 1960 book of the same name by author Dr. Seuss.

The series has been in production since 2015 and has been cited to be one of the most expensive animated shows ever made. Each episode will cost roughly five to six million dollars.

What is the plot of Green Eggs and Ham?

The synopsis for Green Eggs and Ham is the following:

“Guy-Am-I, an inventor and his friend Sam-I-Am go on a cross-country trip that would test the limits of their friendship. As they learn to try new things, they find out what adventure brings.”

Speaking recently to Deadline, the showrunner, Jared Stern talked a little more about what we can expect from season 1 of Green Eggs and Ham. Specifically that: “Although the story is about eating green eggs and ham, it’s about learning to try new things, hope and friendship.”

Character grid for Green Eggs and Ham

We also now know that the animation style will be in a 2D format, a rarity in children’s animated titles nowadays.

Who is in the cast of Green Eggs and Ham?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in Green Eggs & Ham:

Role Cast Member Where have I seen/heard them before?
Sam I Am Adam Devine Pitch Perfect | Workaholics | Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Guy I Am Michael Douglas Wall Street | Basic Instinct | Fatal Attraction
Gluntz Jillian Bell 22 Jump Street | Rough Night | Office Christmas Party
Mouse Daveed Diggs Blindspotting | Wonder | Ferdinand
EB Ilana Glazer Rough Night | Broad City | The Night Before
Snerz Eddie Izzard Ocean’s Thirteen | My Super Ex-Girlfriend | Across the Universe
Michellee Diane Keaton Annie Hall | Something’s Gotta Give | Godfather
Narrator Keegan-Michael Key Keanu | The Predator | Tomorrowland: A World Beyond
Fox Tracy Morgan 30 Rock | Cop Out | The Boxtrolls
Goat John Turturro Barton Fink | Fading Gigolo | O Brother, Where Art Thou?
McWinkle Jeffrey Wright Shaft | Broken Flowers | The Manchurian Candidate

The series is partly produced by Ellen DeGeneres who is known for her stand-up and talk show.

Ellen DeGeneres

Jared Stern is one of the other producers on the show who has worked on a myriad of animated titles in the past including Storks, The Lego Batman Movie, Wreck-It Ralph and Smallfoot. Beyond animation, he’s had a hand in titles such as The Internship, The Watch, and Mr. Poppers Penguins.

Where is the production of Green Eggs and Ham up to?

Considering the series was ordered in 2015, it’s been a long time coming for Green Eggs and Ham.

The timeline of events for Green Eggs and Ham is the following:

  • The show was first announced in April 2015
  • Production began on April 10th, 2018
  • The cast was reveleaded on February 19th, 2019

As you can see above, filming for the series was as recent as February 2019. The “filming” that took place would have been for the voice actors to record their lines. We could assume the remaining touches for the series are being completed as you read this.

Are there any images or stills of Green Eggs and Ham?

How many episodes will the first season debut?

Green Eggs and Ham will be arriving with 13 episodes, with runtimes roughly being slightly less than 30 minutes apiece. That means for season 1, there’ll be roughly six to seven hours of content arriving.

Has Netflix released a trailer?

An official trailer will drop in the coming weeks but for now, here’s a delightful little read of the famous children’s book by some of the cast.

When is the release date for Green Eggs and Ham?

Green Eggs and Ham season 1 will be arriving on November 8th, 2019!

Will there be a season 2 of Green Eggs and Ham?

Although the series already had to stretch to get a full series out of a 50-word story but the showrunner has stated that the show has been created with the intention of continuing saying: “Green Eggs and Ham series was definitely created so that they can continue beyond one season, which took four years. ”

One other story we’d like to mention is how a meme landed someone an internship at the animation studio behind Green Eggs and Ham. Elijah Rutland was boosted to fame over a meme earlier in 2019 and announced in June he’d be working on the series.

Are any more of Dr. Seus’ work being adapted by Netflix?

At the time of writing, there are currently no plans for Netflix to adapt any further content from Dr. Seus’ work.

If anyone is disappointed by this, there is plenty to look forward to elsewhere. Netflix is planning to adapt titles from Roald Dahl’s collection of works. Such titles that will be adapted are:

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Matilda
  • The BFG
  • The Twits
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
  • George’s Marvellous Medicine

Are you looking forward to the release of Green Eggs and Ham? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.