According to rumours, an 18-rated Winnie the Pooh TV series focusing on the character of Christopher Robin is in the works.
Shrek 2 director Conrad Vernon is co-developing the forthcoming planned series, which is supposed to be a live-action/animation mix.
If and when it goes forward, AA Milne’s renowned characters will emerge in drug-induced hallucinations of one Christopher Robin.
Instead of a young kid from London, this Christopher Robin will be a New York citizen struggling to navigate a “quarter-life crisis.”
According to sources from the United States, the series would follow Christopher as he navigates his adolescence with the assistance of strange talking animals.
As per Deadline: ‘[The animals] live beyond a drug-induced portal outside his derelict apartment complex, the Hundred Acres.’
Aside than that, information are scant, although the series’ inspiration is thought to have originated from the recent horror flick Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
After the US copyright on the first Winnie the Pooh book, published in 1926, lapsed and entered the public domain, the film began production in January 2022.
Despite its box office success (in comparison to its budget), reviews were mostly critical, with many still unconvinced.
Winnie the Pooh initially debuted in a Christmas Eve issue of the London Evening News in 1925, followed a year later by Piglet, Eeyore, and Owl.
Tigger, one of the story’s most renowned characters, first appeared in the sequel to The House at Pooh Corner in 1928.
After AA Milne’s death in 1956, the Walt Disney Company purchased the rights to Winnie the Pooh, which became one of the company’s most profitable properties.
Between the 1960s and the 1980s, there were a number of short films released, as well as several feature-length films.
In the United Kingdom, Winnie the Pooh’s copyright will be valid until January 2027, which means we may see a British remake of Blood and Honey in four years.