‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ is getting a TV series and another movie, courtesy of Netflix.
We’re already reminiscing how we used to wish we had a relative with a mysterious British countryside manor!
Netflix is dipping its toes into adaptations of some of our favorite books once again, and we can’t wait to see how the adventures of siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie will pan out in the land of Narnia, where a lion watches over all, where animals talk, and where magic is around every corner.
Entertainment Weekly reports the franchise will be based around the seven Narnia books by C.S. Lewis, and there’s a series as well as a movie in the works.
There isn’t a deadline yet, nor have the number of episodes or movies in the Netflix franchise been revealed, but Variety reports that getting to adapt The Chronicles of Narnia is a huge deal because this is the first time that a single company is given the rights to all seven books in the series.
There’s even some reports that Netflix’s plan is to build a ‘Narnia cinematic universe’ similar to the Marvel superhero franchise. Whoah!
Aslan’s point of view of all the ruckus and running around after four prophesied children? We’re kinda into it.
Netflix has already adapted popular books into new TV shows and films, from the To All The Boys I Loved Before movie and the upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series, which is based on Archie Comics. Now the streaming giant has announced that its taking on another childhood favorite.
The Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and has so far been translated into nearly 50 languages, and not to mention it’s been adapted into other entertainment forms like stage plays and radio shows, but probably the most popular adaptation comes from 2005’s box-office hit movies The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, then 2008’s Prince Caspian, and then 2010’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Cosmopolitan reports that there’s supposedly a fourth film in the franchise starring William Mosely, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, and Georgie Henley (with Liam Neeson as the omnipresent lion Aslan) set for a 2019 release, but with the Netflix news, it “may not happen at all.”