“One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”
Netflix have acquired the rights to another big franchise, hailing from the mind of C.S Lewis. A brand new TV series, along with film projects relating to the book series have been announced after the C.S Lewis Company and Netflix agreed a multi-year deal. This news comes after recent Netflix announcements involving, ‘The Witcher’ adaptation and the distribution of DC’s Titans.
CCO of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, stated: “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.”
This isn’t the first adaption of the series with Disney involved in the first 2 movies, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’, ‘Prince Caspian’ and Fox’s ‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’. There has also been relatively small scale TV adaptations over the years, with the last one in the 1980s by the BBC.
A fourth movie based on ‘The Silver Chair’ book was to be released, but now may be handled or scrapped by Netflix.
With 7 books to adapt, and a whole world to explore, Netflix are sure to take advantage of this opportunity that has been presented.
A release window has not been announced just yet, but we will update you with news when it happens.
By Jimmy Ioannou
Images courtesy of Walt Disney/Netflix/The C.S. Lewis Company