Boat Rocker and Bay Mills Studios have announced their collaboration to produce a new television series based on the characters of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. The upcoming show, titled Christopher Robin, is set to be a comedy reimagining of the classic story with an R-rating. Deadline was the first to report the news.
The Plot of Christopher Robin
Christopher Robin will follow the story of a disillusioned New Yorker as he navigates his quarter-life crisis with the help of talking animals. The animals are discovered beyond a drug-induced portal outside his derelict apartment complex, the Hundred Acres.
The Creative Team
Charlie Kesslering, known for his work on Most Likely To and Turned On, has written the original script and will serve as an executive producer. Conrad Vernon, who has worked on popular animated films such as Shrek 2 and Sausage Party, is set to direct the pilot episode and executive produce. Boat Rocker’s Nick Nantell and Bay Mills Studios’ Holly Hubsher will also executive produce the series alongside Anderson and James.
No Release Date Yet
Although the show has been announced, there is no release date set yet. Fans of R-rated Winnie the Pooh content are delighted with the announcement of the new series. Earlier in January, indie slasher film Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey loosely retold the childhood classic. While the film didn’t receive positive reviews, it provided enough of a foothold for this new show to get a chance. GameSpot’s Alyse Wax called Blood And Honey “straightforward” and “not particularly good.”