Rovio Entertainment’s hugely successful Angry Birds franchise is heading to Netflix, with the streaming service giving a series order to the animated series Angry Birds: Summer Madness from Rovio and Cake.
The latest adaptation of the video game series will take its cue from Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie and The Angry Birds Movie 2, albeit with a fresh new look. The official series description, via Deadline, reads:
“The 40 x 11 minute episode series sees 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, who seem hell-bent on causing as much mayhem as possible!”
“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,” said Curtis Lelash, Director of Original Animated Series.
“Angry Birds animated content plays a key role in our long-term franchise strategy”, added Ville Heijari, CMO of Rovio. “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.”
Angry Birds launches on mobile devices back in 2009, and the original game has spawned a host of sequels and spinoffs (with over four billion combined downloads worldwide), along with the two aforementioned movies, the Angry Birds Toons animated series, and a host of merchandise.
Angry Birds: Summer Madness is slated to premiere in 2021.