Podcast #107: Two Years After ‘Silver Chair’ Production Announcment

The Mark Gordon Company announced they were developingΒ The Silver Chair two years ago (October 1, 2013).

In this episode, Rilian and Glumpuddle reflect, and ponder other ways of adapting the fourth Chronicle of NarniaΒ for the screen, such as a Netflix series or animation.

What would you think about Narnia being on Netflix? Discuss!


24 Responses

  1. wolfloversk says:

    I listened!!! πŸ˜›

    I'd be open to either some sort of online thing or an animated version. Though I would prefer 2D animation over 3D.

    On a complete side note: what if there's someone else out there who has gone so long with out knowing you-know-what about Star Wars that listens to this podcast before watching the movie? XD

    On another note… this Dec will mark 5 years since the last Narnia movie- it hasn't gone by as slow as I thought it would 4 or 5 years ago, when we were all sitting on the edge of our chair wondering what would happen, dreading having to wait til 2018 or later πŸ˜›

  2. narnia fan 7 says:

    It's great to have a new podcast I really enjoy listening to you guys! I would be vary open to Netflix type Narnia series I like the idea of having much more time to flash out the story and characters and not having to worry about pacing.

  3. Roger says:

    Great podcast, as always. I enjoyed your discussion.

    Writing the script is the process that worries me most. I really liked the book. The book is one of my favorites. I was very positive for the previous movies, but I am very cynical of this movie. I do not want them to mess it up. This is too good of a book to mess up. I guess that I need faith, but I have been disappointed before. I guess that we will find out after all, and that is good news.

    I will proceed with caution.

  4. Impending Doom says:

    Any chance of you guys doing LWW movie commentary? I really enjoyed the one for Prince Caspian and it would be the perfect opportunity with the 10th anniversary quickly approaching!

  5. Aravis Autarkeia says:

    Love listening to these podcasts! πŸ˜€ I think an animated Narnia series would be awesome if it was done right.

  6. Frodo B says:

    Always enjoy listening to your podcasts whenever I get the chance. πŸ™‚ I think I'm open to a Netflix series of Narnia though I kinda worry about them being a lower quality show. I am pretty open to an animation.

  7. Reepicheep775 says:

    I always listen. Keep the podcasts coming! πŸ™‚

  8. Alyss says:

    Love listening to these podcasts!

  9. Reepicheep775 says:

    The thing that made me want to see animated Narnia films was watching some of Hayao Miyazaki's movies. I don't know if Miyazaki would be right for Narnia simply because I don't think an Eastern animation style would fit, but his movies know how to breathe. I like what glumPuddle brought up about Lewis liking the atmosphere of a story more than anything because that is exactly what I love about Narnia. For me at least the books aren't page turners. With the exception of LB I never doubted that the good guys would win while reading them. They're fairy tales and Lewis stays true to the genre. It's a chapter by chapter mesmirization that gets me to keep the pages turning. I love the characters and the atmosphere that Lewis creates and I want more of it so I keep reading. That's why Lewis was able to make a book like VDT with no villain, no save-the-world plot etc. and have me completely gripped and that's why trying to turn Narnia into an edge-of-your-seat action movie is doomed from the start. There's a reason why a faun meeting a little girl by lamppost in a snowy wood and inviting her to tea is the most iconic scene in the series (far more iconic than any of the battles).

    • Roger says:

      I like the way you think. You express some of my reservations about the movie well. The book has a wonderful feel to it, very sophisticated. The good vs evil is only a minor part of the book. The book is about Jill and Aslan. The biggest sin the green witch commits is when she tries to figuratively kill Aslan and the rest of the overworld in her castle, but Puddleglum saves the day. The climax of the book is the next chapter where Jill finds grace and becomes Aslan's through and through, subtil and beautifully written. I just know the movie will blow this. Hollywood likes action and vice vs virtue and will lose the sophistication and atmosphere of this book. We need to put the word "atmosphere" in our prayers. πŸ˜‰ Enough, off soapbox.

  10. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    Finally had a chance to listen to this! Always brings a smile to my face when I see a new podcast episode listed in the "Recent Posts" sidebar. πŸ˜€

    I enjoyed the discussion on Netflix and the possibilities of an animated Narnia series; I'll make a note to watch The Secret of Kells soon. I also really liked glumPuddle's tidbit about Lewis loving the atmosphere of good stories; that's precisely how I feel about my favorite books or films. I'll have to check out that C.S. Lewis podcast!

    Hope both of you have a great autumn, and I'll be looking forward to the HHB book commentary! πŸ™‚

  11. Sarah Rees says:

    I listened, been a listener since the beginning. πŸ™‚ I like your thoughts on the progress of the Silver Chair. It seems like a strange limbo for series, but since SC is my favorite book, I'll keep hoping that a well-done film is made.

  12. Eustace says:

    I love hearing you guys talk. It makes me feel so awesome to be part of a community. I actually think my brother liked the Daredevil netflix series as well. He did say it was not really action based.This is an interesting spot to be in with little to no news in 2 years.

  13. Anfinwen says:

    We're listening!

  14. waggawerewolf27 says:

    Could someone please explain how netflix works? I only know it has put our local video shop out of business. And I'd still prefer to watch a DVD or blu-ray.

    • Crazface says:

      Well, it began as an online DVD rental then expanded to a streaming service. For a small monthly fee, that's well worth the value, you have access to hundreds of movies and tv shows. It's a lot less risky than renting out one title and disliking it, you can just move on to something else. There are limits to what titles are available however. Basically you own a licence to play the movies without actually owning the movies.

      In recent years Netflix have started up a production company to produce original content. (mostly rebooted content.)

      Ugh! I sound like a marketing campaign. I don't work for Netflix. It doesn't affect me whether you subscribe or not.

  15. Crazface says:

    I listen, and on occasion re-listen.

  16. Wimbleweather says:

    Glad to hear a new podcast! Always interesting discussions. I've been hoping for the book commentaries on HHB, MN, and LB. Please go ahead with those and other podcasts as news/ideas come along. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  17. DaN Oliveira says:

    Great podcast! It had been a long while since you guys recorded a podcast. When I saw you had just published it I got really excited.
    I think Netflix could air a Narnia series and I guess that would be amazing. The only thing I'm concerned about is that I'm really afraid of Netflix spoiling the whole thing with bad casting, bad script, direction and CGI. Aslam's CGI is simply superb. I think it will be quite difficult to make a better one. However, I would be astonished to follow such a TV show, anyway.
    We can clearly see how much Netflix series have caught on throughout the years. I can't help feeling a bit scared, but I do believe they'd do a fantastic job. After all, it's NARNIA, guys!
    PS: Wow, your voices have changed a lot. A little while back I started listening to your first podcasts and your voices were somehow kind of teenagy voices and now, I guess, if you made an effort, you could even sound like Aslam… Nah… just kidding! Nobody could ever accomplish such a thing.

  18. EEEKKKK!!!!! I can't wait to sit it!!!!!! I hope it's good!!! πŸ™‚

  19. twinimage says:

    Oh my goodness guys! I didn't know you did this new podcast episode! I just found it today.
    Thanks for recording it. I enjoyed it. Your podcasts always rekindle my love for Narnia.

    I'd be excited if Netflix were to do Narnia. Some properties lend themselves better to TV series than movies. I feel similar about X-men, but that's a different topic. πŸ˜›
    Here's a off the wall thought, what if BBC did a new Narnia series? Reason I say that is because of the amazing Sherlock series they've been doing. The format of Sherlock could work well for Narnia. Each season is 3 complete hour and half episodes. I can see LWW being two episodes, Prince Caspian made into 2 or 3 and so on… Of course the only major problem for either Netflix or BBC is the need for so much CGI. :/

  20. Graefen says:

    Just found you guys for the first time! Great podcast; very few things are important enough for me to take the time to sit and listen to a podcast, but Narnia is one of them! It's awesome to find a community of Narnia fans.

  21. PhelanVelvel says:

    Woo! I don't mind your struggles with pronouncing my name, I just think it was cool I was mentioned. XD