A revered literary series that is considered a fantasy classic and has spawned television, film, radio and stage adaptations is the focus of an ambitious new project at Netflix. The streamer today announced plans to develop series and films based on the C.S. Lewis series “The Chronicles of Narnia.”
“Under the terms of a multi-year deal between Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Company, Netflix will develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films for its members worldwide,” Netflix said. “All series and films produced through the deal will be Netflix productions, with Mark Gordon of Entertainment One (eOne) alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving as executive producers for series and as producers for features.”
The announcement notes that the Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into more than 47 languages worldwide.
The deal marks the first time that rights to the entire seven-book series in the Narnia universe have been held by the same company.
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