An 18-rated TV series focused on the character of Christopher Robin is in production, according to reports.
The upcoming planned series, which is said to be a live-action and animation hybrid, is being co-developed by Shrek 2 director Conrad Vernon.
If and when it goes ahead, AA Milne’s famous characters will appear in drug-induced hallucinations.
However, instead of being a young boy from , this Christopher Robin will be a New York resident attempting to make his way through a ‘quarter-life crisis’.
According to reports from the US, the series will follow Christopher’ navigating his quarter-life crisis with the help of the weird talking animals’.
As per : ‘[The animals] live beyond a drug-induced portal outside his derelict apartment complex, the Hundred Acres.’
Beyond that, details are scarce, but inspiration for the series is likely to have come from recent horror film
The film was in production from January 2022 after US copyright on the first Winnie the Pooh book, published in 1926, lapsed and entered the public domain.
However, despite its box office success (relative to its budget), critics were overwhelmingly negative with many of them unconvinced.
Metro.co.uk’s Larushka Ivan-Zadeh said in her : ‘The production design is shoddy, the directing incoherent.’
Winnie the Pooh first appeared in a Christmas Eve edition of the London Evening News in 1925, with Piglet, Eeyore, and Owl joining the story a year later.
Tigger, one of the most famous characters from the story, was first introduced in 1928 in a sequel novel The House at Pooh Corner.
In later years, after AA Milne’s death in 1956, the Walt Disney Company acquired the rights to Winnie the Pooh, which became one of its most successful franchises.
A series of short films were released between the 1960s and the 1980s, while several feature-length movies have also been released in cinemas.
In the UK, copyright on Winnie the Pooh will last until January 2027, which means we might be getting in four years.