Netflix will take viewers back to Narnia.
The streaming giant revealed Wednesday that it has signed a deal with The C.S. Lewis Company and it "will develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films for its members worldwide."
The book series struck a chord with readers, and have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. What's more, they have been translated to more than 47 languages across the globe.
Netflix is all about giving subscribers what they want, and something tells us that fans of the books will be excited at the prospect of returning to the vibrant world that has already made its way to the small and big screen.
However, this is the first time that the rights to all seven books set in the Narnia universe have been held by the same company, so that's the big difference here.
Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham, and Vincent Sieber are on board as executive producers for the series and as producers for features.
“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.”
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