The Angry Birds franchise continues to expand with a new animated series being produced for Netflix. The series will be titled Angry Birds: Summer Madness, and the streaming service has already ordered 40 episodes.
It’s explained that each episode of the series will only be 11 minutes long, and “take comedic and tonal inspiration from The Angry Birds film franchise.”
As far as the story goes, the show will center around “two much-loved birds Red, Bomb and Chuck, as well as a cast of brand new feathered friends, as tween birds at summer camp under the questionable guidance of their counselor Mighty Eagle. Explosive antics, improbable pranks and crazy summertime adventures see the birds pushing boundaries and breaking all the rules while fending off the brash and obnoxious Pigs on the other side of the lake.”
Curtis Lelash, director of original animated series at Netflix said in a statement:
“Angry Birds have been a true phenomenon for kids around the world and we’re excited to bring them home to the nest at Netflix where they will be angrier and bird-ier than ever.”
Rovio CMO Ville Heijari added:
“Angry Birds animated content plays a key role in our long-term franchise strategy. After more than a decade in hit games, blockbuster movies and licensed products, this is the Angry Birds’ first foray into a long-form series. We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Cake and can’t wait to unveil the world of ‘Angry Birds: Summer Madness’ to viewers on Netflix.”
The kids eat up this Angry Birds stuff! The films have done pretty well and I’m sure that this new series will be a big hit for Netflix. The show is slated to launch sometime in 2021.