RUMOR: Netflix Developing a Narnia Series?
UPDATE: This rumor has been confirmed. Narnia is coming to Netflix.
An unconfirmed rumor has surfaced on Filmstarts that Netflix and eOne have reached an agreement to produce a series based on The Chronicles of Narnia. Their source is Richard Rushfield from the Hollywood newsletter, The Ankler:
“Fifth time’s the charm for CS Lewis. Or so they hope at Netflix. I’ve heard that E One has struck a deal with Netflix to produce a series based on the quasi-Christian parable children’s fantasy book series.”
No official announcements have been made.
With this unconfirmed report, much of what we already know about The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair movie comes into question.
In 2014, Netflix acquired the rights to A Series of Unfortunate Events and chose to start the story from the beginning rather than pick up where the 2004 movie left off.
Several months ago, Amazon announced plans to develop a series based on The Lord of the Rings (believed to be a prequel). It is expected to be the most expensive series in history.
The idea of Narnia on Netflix has been floating around fan circles for several years. Opinions vary. What do you think? Post a comment below.
Thanks to Bartek for the alert!
UPDATE: Listen to our analysis of this rumor in a special edition of Talking Beasts: The Narnia Podcast.