ivy & bean

Netflix has optioned the rights to Annie Barrows’ New York Times bestselling book series Ivy & Bean and will adapt into family films one-hour in length. Written by Kathy Waugh (Judy Moody and Big & Small) and produced by Kindle Entertainment.

Ivy and Bean never expected to be friends. Bean is loud, exuberant and fearless. Ivy is quiet, thoughtful and observant. However, sometimes an adventure reveals that opposites can become the best of friends.



Keslee Blalock

Madison Skye Validum 

Jane Lynch (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Ridley Jones, Glee)

Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars)

Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family, Ice Age)


Naketha Mattocks, Netflix's Director of Family Features, says...
“With a 1-hour run-time, the Ivy & Bean film series will still very much be movies the whole family can enjoy. Safe, fun and elevated comedy-adventures, they also have the wonderful benefit of giving the youngest members of the family an opportunity to see themselves as the star of their own story.”