Winnie the Pooh is getting his own R-rated series
The rights to Pooh entered the public domain last year, so it’s already starting to adapt the character and his world with stories that aren’t for the whole family. Earlier this year, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey was released, and the second part of the horror film is currently in development. Now it has been revealed Boat Rocker Studios and production company Bay Mills Studios by Shamier Anderson and Stephan James is developing a program to act as one live-action/animation hybrid centered around the character of Christopher Robin.
According to Variety, the series is off Christopher Robin It will follow “a disillusioned New Yorker who navigates his neighborhood life crisis with the help of the strange talking animals that live outside a drug-induced portal outside his abandoned apartment complex, the Hundred Acres.”
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The program script will be written by Charlie Kesslering, who will also be executive producer of the project. In return, the pilot will be led by Conrad Vernon (The Sausage Party, Shrek 2)who is also executive producer. Nick Nantell is Executive Producer for Boat Rocker, and Anderson and James will produce for Bay Mills Studios, in addition to having Holly Hubsher to monitor the series.
“There are few characters more iconic and known around the world for their adventures together than Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh,” Nantell said in a statement. “We are grateful to work with the team at Bay Mills, Charlie Kesslering and Conrad Vernon in a project that takes these characters to new, unexpected and really fun places.”
“This project takes everything you think you know about Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh and create something completely new and undeniably fun,” added Anderson and James. “We are excited to partner with Boat Rocker, Charlie and Conrad on this journey into a truly creative space where anything is possible for these characters.”