Netflix is taking a huge step into fantasy, after securing the rights to C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia.
Although full details of the project are yet to emerge, it’s believed that the streaming service will reboot the Disney films series of the early to mid 2000s – which offered a big screen take on books including The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and Voyage Of The Dawntreader.
However, if they wish to follow the traditional chronology of Narnia, then fans can expect The Magician’s Nephew to emerge first.
In this regard, they’ve confirmed they have access to all seven books.
FYI this is the first time a company has had the rights to *all* of the books. Prepare your wardrobes.
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“C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” said Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
“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.”
Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Netflix will venture into choose-your-own-adventure programming with new episodes of Black Mirror.
Netflix has acquired the rights to C.S. Lewis’ beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series and will develop new series and film projects based on the beloved books. pic.twitter.com/VLOKsv8Y1P
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