Saving Netflix’s ‘The Liberator’: How a Group of Producers Kept the WWII Series Alive By Animating It

  • Variety
Saving Netflix’s ‘The Liberator’: How a Group of Producers Kept the WWII Series Alive By Animating It
Netflix’s animated World War II drama “The Liberator” follows the story of Army officer Felix Sparks and his unit, the 3rd Battalion of the 157th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Division, nicknamed the “Thunderbirds,” which spent an unprecedented 500 days in combat. But the path to getting “The Liberator” made was almost as adventurous.

Along the way, “The Liberator” went from being an 8-hour live-action series for the History channel to becoming a 4-episode unique animated experiment for Netflix. With the amount of bumps in the road “The Liberator” faced, most projects would have languished in development hell. But the people behind the project, including writer Jeb Stuart (“Die Hard”), A+E Studios head Barry Jossen and executive producers Bob Shaye, Sarah Victor and Michael Lynne (who died during production) managed to get the show made.

Driving everyone’s desire to keep “The Liberator” alive is what drew Stuart to the
See full article at Variety »

Similar News


Recently Viewed