Ava DuVernay, Netflix Ava DuVernay, Netflix

Wings of Fire, the previously announced fantasy animated series from executive producer Ava DuVernay, is flying to Netflix.

Wings of Fire

The showrunners have been announced as Dan Milano (co-creator, Glitch Techs), Christa Starr (producer, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return), and Justin Ridge (supervising director/executive producer, Star Wars Resistance). The family show is based on the middle-grade fantasy book series of the same name by Tui T. Sutherland. Milano and Starr are adapting the books for the screen.

Sutherland’s series — which comprises novels, graphic novels, and short stories — tells the tale of a warring land ruled by dragons; the books are narrated from the various dragons’ points of view.

The show is produced by Warner Bros. Animation (WBA). It is the first animated project to come out of DuVernay’s wide-ranging overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group, which Deadline reported to be worth $100 million.

DuVernay previously directed the fantasy feature A Wrinkle in Time, which made her the first black woman to helm a film that grossed $100 million. Before that, she made waves with her feature Selma and documentary 13th, explorations of race and civil rights that were both nominated for Oscars.

The three showrunners are executive-producing Wings of Fire alongside Sutherland, WBA president Sam Register, and DuVernay and Sarah Bremner for Array Filmworks.

Image at top courtesy of Array Filmworks

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