Ava DuVernay Developing Wings of Fire as Animated Tales for WB


Deadline reports that Ava DuVernay has crossed many genres in her career, but now the Oscar nominee looks set to become the Queen of Dragons – at least in an animated sense.

The Queen Sugar creator is teaming with Warner Bros Animation to develop Tui T. Sutherland’s best-selling dragon-filled Wings of Fire books into a high end small screen series for the whole family.

In the first animated effort for the A Wrinkle in Time director, the exclusive rights to Sutherland’s sweeping fantasy and multi-dragon POV publications of 15 novels, a trio of graphic novels and four short stories were sealed by WBA after a pitched bidding process that reportedly went into the eight-figures.

If you haven’t read any of the Wings of Fire series, the multi-continental books initially focus on the differing POVs of a group of five young dragons who are prophesized to end a decades-long war that has decimated the fictional lands of Pyrrhia and Pantala.



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Mandy Parker

From a long line, family of geeks, author of several unpublished geek girl books, writer for @BleedingFool. Recovering Game of Thrones fan, life-time Tolkien fan.