Ava DuVernay’s Wings of Fire, an animated series adaptation of the family fantasy books, which has been in production at Netflix since 2020, now it has been called off.
According to Deadline reports, Wings of Fire is the latest victim of animation cuts at the streamer, sources revealed that the project is not going forward anymore and there also many speculations that several other projects are not moving forward as well.
Wings of Fire is written by Tui T. Sutherland, which was all set to be adapted into ten 40 minute episodes. The series was based around a bitter war that has raged for generations between the dragon tribes who inhabit the epic world of Pyrrhia. According to prophecy, five young dragons will rise to end the bloodshed and bring peace back to the land. Raised and trained in secret from the time they were hatched, the Dragonets of destiny – Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny – embark on an evolving quest that will bring them face to face with their true selves and the overwhelming scope of this savage war they are destined to bring to an end.
The series was supposed to adapt by Dan Milano and Christa Starr and were to serve as show runners and exec producers. DuVernay, Sutherland, Sam Register and Sarah Bremner were also to serve as executive producer.
Netflix also previously cancelled two other animated series that were in production — Dino Daycare from Ada Twist, Scientist executive producer Chris Nee, and the South Asian-inspired adventure Boons and Curses.
Netflix had eliminated about 150 positions from its workforce amid a slowdown in the company’s revenue growth.