LOS ANGELES — When screenwriter Jared Stern was approached about developing Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” as an animated series, he sought advice from one important woman and the consent of another.

Stern’s grandmother reminded him how much he loved the book as a child. And the writer’s widow gave her approval to Stern’s idea for adapting the 1960 story. Five years later, the 13-episode series is debuting Friday on Netflix.

Michael Douglas voices the character who turns up his nose at green eggs and ham, with Adam Devine as Sam-I-Am, who won’t take no for an answer.

Others in the voice cast include Diane Keaton, Eddie Izzard and Tracy Morgan.

Ellen DeGeneres, who’s an executive producer, says it should please generations of fans of writer Theodor Geisel.

It should be interesting, to see how a NEW version of the classic Green Eggs & Ham looks, and sounds! Can’t wait!

Lynn Elber, The Associated Press

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