Apple TV+ revealed the trailer for their latest animated series, Interrupting Chicken, premiering Friday, 18 November. Interrupting Chicken is an animated preschool series based on the 2011 Caldecott Honor-winning book series written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein.
The series introduces children to the joy of creative writing — starting with a young little chicken named Piper who has a habit of interrupting storytime! Every time Piper hears a story, she can’t help but jump in, ask questions and let her imagination run wild.
The series stars the voice talents of three time Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul) as Papa, Juliet Donenfeld (Pete the Cat) as Piper, Sarah Elizabeth Thompson as CJ, Maximus Riegel (Klaus) as Benjamin, Luke Lowe (Big City Greens) as Duckston, Jakari Fraser (Spidey and his Amazing Friends) as Theodore and more.
Interrupting Chicken was developed by Emmy Award winner Ron Holsey, who serves as executive producer. In partnership with Mercury Filmworks, the series is also executive produced by Stein, Loris Kramer Lunsford, Clint Eland and Chantal Ling. Dr. Lucy Calkins, founding director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and the Richard Robinson Professor of Children’s Literature at Teachers College, Columbia University, serves as reading and writing expert through the Apple TV+ changemaker initiative.
In addition to the series launch, Apple TV+ will debut its complementary holiday special, A Chicken Carol, globally on Friday, 2 December as part of the platform’s robust lineup of festive family fare. When Ebenezer Wolf decides to cancel the holidays, Piper teams up with the Three Little Pigs and some ghostly friends to change his mind.