Netflix is Set To Produce THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA Films and TV Series
If you’re a fan C.S. Lewis’ legendary fantasy book series The Chronicles of Narnia, you’ll be excited to learn that Netflix is set to produce and develop both films and series based on these classic stories!
This is pretty awesome news that I’m excited to hear about! I grew up on these stories and I’d love to see what Netflix and its creative team will do in bringing these stories to life. The films that have been made in the past have been ok, but they could and should have been so much better.
I think Netflix will actually give us some Chronicles of Narnia greatness as they’ve been creating some seriously impressive entertainment!
Here’s the full press release that was shared on the official Chronicles of Narnia Facebook fan page:
Netflix will develop new series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series. Under the terms of a multi-year deal between Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Company, Netflix will develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films for its members worldwide. All series and films produced through the deal will be Netflix productions, with Mark Gordon of Entertainment One (eOne) alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving as executive producers for series and as producers for features. In total the Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies and been translated in more than 47 languages worldwide. The deal marks the first time that rights to the entire seven books of the Narnia universe have been held by the same company.
“C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. “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.”
“It is wonderful to know that folks from all over are looking forward to seeing more of Narnia, and that the advances in production and distribution technology have made it possible for us to make Narnian adventures come to life all over the world,” said Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis. “Netflix seems to be the very best medium with which to achieve this aim, and I am looking forward to working with them towards this goal.”
“Narnia is one of those rare properties that spans multiple generations and geographies,” said Mark Gordon, eOne’s President and Chief Content Officer, Film & Television. “eOne and I are excited to be collaborating with The C.S. Lewis Company and Netflix who have the capacity to translate the Narnia universe into both stellar feature-length and episodic programming. We cannot wait to get started on the multiple productions we hope to undertake.”
Are you excited to hear that Netflix will be developing Chronicles of Narnia films and TV shows?