R-rated TV show about a drug-addled Christopher Robin is on its way to ruin your childhood
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An R-rated live-action/animation hybrid series about Winnie the Pooh’s Christopher Robin is in the works and it could shatter your childhood forever.
Variety reported the TV show is being developed by Boat Rocker Studios and Shamier Anderson and Stephan James’ Bay Mills Studios.
The project, currently titled Christopher Robin, follows Pooh’s best friend who ‘is a disillusioned New Yorker navigating his quarter-life crisis with the help of the weird talking animals who live beyond a drug-induced portal outside his derelict apartment complex, the Hundred Acres’, according to the official synopsis.
Charlie Kesslering has written the script and has signed onto executive produce, while Conrad Vernon, who has worked on films such as Sausage Party and Shrek 2, will direct the pilot and executive produce.
“This project takes everything you think you know about Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh and creates something completely fresh and undeniably funny,” Shamier Anderson and Stephan James of Bay Mills Studios said, as per the outlet.
“We’re excited to partner with Boat Rocker, Charlie, and Conrad on this journey to a truly creative space where anything is possible for these characters.”
No word yet on when the series will be released.
This is the latest adaptation of A A Milne’s work to be announced since copyright protection for Winnie the Pooh ran out last year.
However, this isn’t the first time an adaptation of the Brit’s work has been turned onto its head.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey was released earlier this year and saw the iconic childhood cuddly bear turned into a cold-blooded killer.
The story follows Christopher Robin returning to the forest with his family to meet his old-time friends Pooh and Piglet.
However, still feeling abandoned after Christopher left Pooh and Piglet when he headed to university, the two seek revenge, which results in a murderous rampage for human flesh.
The first trailer dropped in August, and many viewers were shocked at the sight of Winnie and Piglet embarking on a blood-curdling killing spree.
One person wrote: “I still can’t believe that they would turn a childhood movie into a horror movie.”
Another said: “Sooo basically this is what would have happened to Andy had he not given his toys to Bonnie?”
While another commented: “I can see so many childhood memories ruined by this. I will never see Winnie the Pooh the same way again. But this looks like it's well made.”