Netflix’s new animated series Green Eggs and Ham, based on the beloved Dr. Seuss tale, has set its voice cast. The series, which is executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, will make its debut this fall on the streaming service. Jared Stern (series creator), Sam Register, Mike Karz, David Dobkin, and Jeff Kleeman also serve as executive producers.
Per Netflix’s official announcement, the cast and characters of season one include:
- Adam Devine as Sam I Am – A wildlife rescuer who specializes in saving rare animals and savoring every bite of Green Eggs & Ham.
- Michael Douglas as Guy Am I – An amateur inventor turned professional paint-watcher looking for a warm bowl of oat mush, peace and quiet.
- Ilana Glazer as EB = A curious, fun seeking girl who just wants to keep a dangerous wild animal as a pet.
- Diane Keaton as Michellee – EB’s overprotective mother who’d rather stay home and count beans than ever risk any fun.
- Keegan-Michael Key as the Narrator – Our rhyming guide on the road to Meepville
- Eddie Izzard as Snerz – The tiny, evil overlord of the biggest company in all of Seussdom with a passion for collecting rare, illegal animals.
- Jeffrey Wright as McWinkle – A professional bad guy on one last job.
- Jillian Bell as Gluntz – A professional bad guy on her very first job.
- John Turturro as Goat – The biggest, baddest goat this side of Meepville.
- Tracy Morgan as Fox – A fox torn by his love for a chicken and her tasty green eggs.
- Daveed Diggs as Mouse – A revolutionary at heart, this vermin longs for freedom and cheese.
The story of Green Eggs and Ham is like a postmodern Plains, Trains and Automobiles through the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Sam rescues the rare Chickeraffe from the Glurfsburg Zoo, hides it in a briefcase, and attempts to make his way to Meepville where he can charter a cold air balloon to take the Chickeraffe to his island home.
Guy just flopped his last big chance at being a world famous inventor for the industrial Snerz Co. He packs up his invention in a briefcase and resigns to give up on his dreams and become a paint watcher.
A chance meeting at a diner with Sam, and a switch up with the briefcases results in these two unlikely souls getting mixed up on an adventure that takes them on a journey of self discovery.
Our two mismatched heroes cross paths with overprotective Michellee, whose daughter, EB, desperately wants a pet, and falls madly in love with the Chickeraffe… despite her mother’s fears that it will eat off her face (it won’t). Michellee’s walled up heart also connects with the heart-hardened Guy. And a laborious love story begins.
Our fakakta foursome are also unknowingly pursued by a bounty hunter goat, two bad guys, and a villain who’s out to get the Chickeraffee as his ultimate trophy.