Netflix Orders Animated WWII Drama


Netflix has given the go-ahead to a World War II animated drama series from A+E Studios, as well as a new sci-fi project with Urban Myth Films.

The Liberator is based on the book The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey by Alex Kershaw. Created by Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive), the four-parter will tell the story of U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks and his infantry unit’s 500-day quest to liberate Europe. It will be produced in Trioscope Enhanced Hybrid Animation, which combines CGI and live-action performance. The Liberator is being produced by A+E Studios and Unique Features in partnership with Atlanta-based animation studio School of Humans.

The One, meanwhile, is a ten-part show based on the sci-fi novel by John Marrs from Urban Myth Films in association with STUDIOCANAL. It is set five minutes in the future in a world where you can find your perfect match by a DNA test.

The streamer also announced that Lily James and Armie Hammer are on board the adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca from Working Title Films. In addition, Netflix has set December 1 as the launch date for Studio Dragon’s new Korean series Memories of the Alhambra. It will first be available in much of Asia and English-speaking markets an hour after the Korean broadcast, and then in Japan on the next day. Memories of Alhambra will launch two episodes a week in the rest of the world starting from December 11, including Europe and South America.