US entertainment media reports that Netflix has picked up an animated series telling the story of an infantry regiment in the Second World War. Created by Jeb Stuart, “The Liberator” is based on the book of the same name by Alex Kershaw. Netflix and A+E Studios will reportedly use a new Trioscope hybrid animation technology to make the show.
“The Liberator” is an animated series based on the book of the same name by Alex Kershaw. The project hails from the “Die Hard” and “The Fugitive” screenwriter, Jeb Stuart, as well as A+E Studios and Unique Features. The four-part series will be made using a new Trioscope hybrid animation technology that mixes live-action and CGI. All episodes will be directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys (“Sin City”) who developed the new technology with L.C. Crowley.
The plot tells the story of the US Army officer, Felix Sparks, and the 157th Infantry Regiment of Oklahoma, a National Guard unit that was in battle almost continuously for 500 days, from the 1943 invasion of Sicily to the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in April 1945.
Initially developed for the History Channel, the project finally landed at Netflix, marking its first collaboration with A+E Studios. The project arrives at a time when Netflix has decided to develop more animated original creations aimed at adults.