Make this happen pls
After a disappointing box office run to one of the best children’s series of all time, it seems that C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia‘ is being brought to new life through streaming giant Netflix.
A series of posters circulating on Twiter were eventually proven to be fan-made, but it seems that there’s actually still some chance that Netflix will eventually make an episodic adaptation of the well-loved series.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix made a multiyear deal with the franchise back in 2018, as they gained access to creating movies and an upcoming series on the 7-part novels.
Netflix apparently shelled out 9 figures to obtain the adaptation rights. Seems like a waste to not get their money’s worth by not making the adaptation a reality..
The platform has also hired ‘Coco‘ director Matthew Aldrich to have creative control over the entire project back in June 2019.
“Coco” co-writer Matthew Aldrich will serve as the creative architect and oversee the development of all films and shows adapted from C.S. Lewis’ beloved Narnia universe for Netflix pic.twitter.com/k77EG6f9N4
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) June 12, 2019
However, the last update for the adaptation was through a November 2019 interview with C.S. Lewis’ stepson William O’Flaherty.
‘I’d love [the adaptation] to be an episodic thing. Because with a movie, you have an hour, maybe two-hour maximum if you really stretch it, to put an entire book – an adventure storybook – into the film and you just can’t do it.’
However, he followed up that since Netflix finalized the deal, he had not ‘heard a word from them.’
‘I’m kind of getting worried myself as to whether anything’s ever going to happen.’
Now, we can’t say for sure how this project is currently following through in the midst of creative differences, new streaming platforms, and well, Coronavirus – but a franchise with huge lore such as ‘Narnia‘ would likely need a lot of time to come into fruition.
Either way, let’s hope we hear another update