Flying High: Netflix to Debut ‘Angry Birds’ Series in 2021
“Angry Birds” is migrating to a new home. Come 2021, Netflix and CAKE, partnered with gaming company Rovio Entertainment, will debut the animated series “Angry Birds: Summer Madness.”
The 40-episode, 11-minute series is described by Netflix as:
“’Angry Birds: Summer Madness’ 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!”
The “Birds” phenomenon began as a videogame developed by Rovio in 2009. Since then, an estimated 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from the iOS App Store alone. A sequel, “Angry Birds 2,” was released in 2015 for iOS and Android.
Ed Galton, CCO-managing director, CAKE, stated: “Angry Birds are about to smash the small screen,” while Curtis Lelash, director of original animated series, Netflix, added: “We’re excited to bring them home to the nest at Netflix, where they will be angrier and bird-ier than ever.”