Netflix have snapped up the rights to produce a new series of films and TV shows based on C.S. Lewis’ classic children’s series, The Chronicles of Narnia…
The company, working in tandem with Entertainment One, will develop a new run of movies and TV series in the hopes of creating a Narnia universe not dissimilar to Marvel and DC’s current own models.
Most recently the Narnia books were developed into three films by Sony – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – which raked in a mighty $1.5bn for the company. The entire run of books was also made into a BBC TV series back in the late 80s.
Regarding the deal Netflix has struck with The C.S. Lewis Company, the streaming service’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.”
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