Netflix is at it again with yet another massive adaption – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis.
Per Deadline, Netflix made a ginormous multi-year deal with the C.S Lewis Company to form their own ~ Narnia cinematic universe ~.
Executive producers and producers are already locked in.
The streaming giant will team up with Entertainment One to turn the stories from across the seven books into series and films. This is the first time the rights to all seven books has been scooped up by the same company.
Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said “C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world.
“Families have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the entire world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their home for years to come.”
In other beloved fantasy news: the production for the BBC‘s His Dark Materials has kicked off which is an adaption of the television series by Phillip Pullman.
… AKA a probably better version of The Golden Compass.
This series stars James McAvoy in the role of Lord Asriel and is helmed by The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper.
National Treasure writer Jack Thorne penned the script.
Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Clarke Peters, James Cosmo, and Anne-Marie Duff also star in the series.
His Dark Materials will premiere on BBC ONE.
Oh yes, Netflix’s rival Amazon have that very, very big adaption on its way. You may have heard of it, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien.
Keep it coming streaming giant rivals, keep it coming.
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