Netflix orders Wing of Fire series
April 21, 2021
By Nik Roseveare
Netflix has announced Wings of Fire, an animated family series based on the best-selling series of books – by Tui Sutherland and published by Scholastic – that have sold over 14 million copies.
The fantasy saga marks the first animated series from Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Ava DuVernay (The White Tiger, A Wrinkle in Time) and ARRAY Filmworks.
Wings of Fire tells the story of a bitter war that has raged for generations between the dragon tribes who inhabit the epic world of Pyrrhia. According to prophecy, five young dragons will rise to end the bloodshed and bring peace back to the land. Raised and trained in secret from the time they were hatched, the Dragonets of destiny – Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny – embark on an evolving quest that will bring them face to face with their true selves and the overwhelming scope of this savage war they are destined to bring to an end.
DuVernay commented: “Within this epic book series from the mind of Tui Sutherland is an elegant saga filled with wisdom and wonder, exploring ideas of belonging and bias, camaraderie and community. On behalf of my colleagues Sarah Bremner and Paul Garnes of ARRAY Filmworks, we’re thrilled to partner with Netflix and Warner Bros Animation for this dynamic adaptation where five young dragonets fulfill their destiny and show viewers how to fulfill their own.”
Sutherland said: “I am so excited to invite you into the Wings of Fire world in a whole new way: as a TV show on Netflix! “Will there ever be a TV show?” has been the #1 question I’ve gotten at events almost from the beginning, and the answer is finally yes!”
Melissa Cobb, VP of Original Animation at Netflix, added: “We couldn’t be more proud that Ava has chosen Netflix as the home for her first animated series. An epic fantasy saga full of sweep and spectacle, Wings of Fire promises to be a must-see event for the whole family.”