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Roald Dahl Universe to Become TV Series

Nov 27, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The universe of Roald Dahl stories will be the focus of multiple TV series, with the first one set to begin production next year. Netflix announced plans today for a slate of animated event series based on Dahl’s work.

The project will be based on the books from the acclaimed author’s best-selling library, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Matilda,” “The BFG,” “The Twits” and others.

“Roald Dahl stories have long inspired award-winning feature films and stage productions. But now, for the first time, Netflix will bring together the highest quality creative, visual, and writing teams to extend the stories in this first-of-its-kind slate of premium animated event series and specials for audiences of all ages and for families to enjoy together,” Netflix said in today’s announcement, adding: “Netflix intends to remain faithful to the quintessential spirit and tone of Dahl while also building out an imaginative story universe that expands far beyond the pages of the books themselves.”

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