WWII animated series The Liberator ordered by Netflix
Netflix has ordered the WWII animated series The Liberator, per a report from Vital Thrills. The four-part series is based on Alex Kershaw’s book The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey, which tells the riveting true story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory across 500 days.
The animated combat drama will follow U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks and his 157th Infantry Regiment from Oklahoma. Together, they comprise a National Guard unit filled primarily with cowboys, Native Americans and Mexican-Americans from the Invasion of Italy to the liberation of the concentration camp of Dachau.
The creator of the show, Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive), will serve as writer and executive producer for Real Folk Productions. It will be the first-ever animated series produced using Trioscope Enhanced Hybrid Animation, a new patent-pending technology that mixes state-of-the-art CGI with live-action performances, which will bring an unprecedented level of emotion and fidelity to the animated drama experience. VFX artist Grzegorz Jonkajtys developed the Trioscope technology together with School of Humans’ L.C. Crowley.
A+E Studios is producing the miniseries for Netflix, along with Unique Features in partnership with Atlanta-based animation studio School of Humans. The Unique Features executive producers are Bob Shaye, Michael Lynne (The Lord of the Rings) and Sarah Victor. The School of Humans executive producers consists of L.C. Crowley, Grzegorz Jonkajtys, Brandon Barr, and Mark Apen.