Ava DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle In Time) already had multiple projects in the works, and now she can add another to the docket. She’s teaming up with Warner Bros. to develop a “high-end serialised animated family television series” based on Tui T. Sutherland‘s best-selling book series, Wings Of Fire.
Wings Of Fire is an epic adventure set in a world entirely ruled by dragons. Across two continents and 10 tribes, the series explores vicious wars, enduring friendships, and heroic quests that span generations of fascinating dragon characters.
It’s unclear what exactly DuVernay’s role is specifically – producer, most likely – but her involvement is obviously key to getting this thing off the ground. Considering her busy schedule, it’s highly unlikely she’ll be the showrunner, so it’ll be interesting to see who the studio gets for that role.
Expect the show to air on HBO Max. Warner Bros. is already developing another project with DuVernay (DMZ) for the upcoming streaming service, so it would make sense. DuVernay is also developing DC’s New Gods movie with the studio, while she’s also working on the Amazon series Dawn.
Little else is known about Wings Of Fire at this point, but it will be interesting to see DuVernay once again tackle a project aimed at a younger demographic. She attempted that with A Wrinkle In Time, which garnered mixed reactions, so we’ll see if being able to tell a similarly fantastical tale aimed at a younger audience, but this time in long form, turns out to be a better choice.