Netflix To Adapt ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ Into New Movies, TV Series
Netflix doesn't seem to be running out of good news to share to its loyal subscribers. The digital streaming platform announced that it has acquired the rights to the critically-acclaimed book series The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. But this time around, the project will be adapted into several, new movies and television series based on the Narnia universe.
Netflix has acquired the rights to C.S. Lewis’ beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series and will develop new series and film projects based on the beloved books. pic.twitter.com/VLOKsv8Y1P— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) October 3, 2018
"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, the author's stepson, in a statement. "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."
Three of Lewis' seven books in the franchise have already been adapted into high-grossing films: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Prince Caspian (2008), and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).
Although it seem far-fetched that the original cast could still reprise their roles, here's to hoping that they still be included in the cast. After all, Georgie Henley (Lucy), William Moseley (Peter), Skandar Keynes (Edmund), and Anna Popplewell (Susan) have all been part of our wild and magical childhood in the Kingdom of Narnia.