A classic comic series has found its way onto Netflix.
Deadline reported that Netflix has secured the rights to Bone, the fantasy comic series independently published by writer and illustrator Jeff Smith, and will adapt the comic into a children’s animated series.
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Bone follows the adventures of the Bone cousins as they are run out of their home and must make their way across a mystical valley filled with terrifying creatures.
One of the Bone cousins. Image Via Scholastic
An adaptation of Bone has been in development for years, going as far back as the late 1990’s. Movement on a film version was in talks around 2008, but the film went through several writers and directors that never stuck. Things seemed to pick up in 2016 when Warner Bros. had plans for an animated trilogy from the same studio that made The Lego Movie, but nothing came of it.
Despite the shortcomings with the film adaptations, Smith is hopeful about Netflix:
I’ve waited a long time for this. Netflix is the perfect home for Bone. Fans of the books know that the story develops chapter-by-chapter and book-by-book. An animated series is exactly the way to do this! The team at Netflix understands Bone and is committed to doing something special — this is good news for kids and cartoon lovers all over the world.
Have you read Bone?
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