Netflix Buys Rights to All 7 'Chronicles of Narnia' Books for TV Adaptation
Netflix keeps creating great adaptations of comics and books, for example, the upcoming The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Witcher series. Now, they are turning their attention to make The Chronicles of Narnia into a TV series!
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Entertainment One is working with Netflix to make the novels into a series and films. Deadline reports that Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix says:
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 is also the first time that rights to all seven novels of the Narnia Universe have been bought.
The span of high grossing films such as The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008) and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010), have made over $1.5 billion worldwide. The Narnia books themselves have sold 100 million copies and have been translated into forty-seven languages!
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Netflix plans to essentially create a Narnia Universe, similar to Star Trek and DC Comics. The idea stemmed from the chief executive of Entertainment One and producer, Mark Gordon who has produced films and television shows such as Speed, Saving Private Ryan, Grey Anatomy and so many others!
My biggest question now is who do you think should play the roles of Peter, Susan, Lucy, and Edmond? An offer has already been made to Millie Bobby Brown to play Jill Pole from the forth book!
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