Netflix to Create Series of Movies and Shows Based on ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ Books

Netlifx is developing new TV series and films based on C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia book series. The streaming service plans on creating content based on all seven of Lewis’ books in the franchise.

Douglas Gresham, Lewis’ stepson, said in a statement: “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. Netflix seems to be the very best medium with which to achieve this aim, and I am looking forward to working with them toward this goal.”

Netflix will develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe into multiple projects. All series and films produced through the deal will be Netflix productions, with Mark Gordon of Entertainment One (eOne) producing. Gresham and Vincent Sieber will serve as executive producers for the series and as producers for the films.

“C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narniastories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of 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.”

To date, Lewis’ Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies globally and have been translated into more than 47 languages.

Disney previously released two Narnia films, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian in 2005 and 2008, while Fox released a third film, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010. Altogether, the trio of films grossed more than $1 billion internationally.

Back in April 2017, it was announced that Joe Johnston was to direct the fourth installment of the Narnia film series, The Silver Chair. Though with this new deal, it appears that Netlifx will be starting fresh and Johnston’s film has been scrapped.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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