News By/Courtesy: Ishita Jha | 08 Oct 2018 15:05pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The lion, the witch and the famous wardrobe of C.S. Lewis' 'Chronicles of Narnia' are all getting a reboot soon.
  • Online streaming platform Netflix, has entered into a multi-year deal with the C.S. Lewis Company to develop stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films.
  • The deal marks the first time that rights to the entire seven books of the Narnia universe have been held by the same company.

The lion, the witch and the famous wardrobe of C.S. Lewis' 'Chronicles of Narnia' are all getting a reboot soon. Online streaming platform Netflix, has entered into a multi-year deal with the C.S. Lewis Company to develop stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films, a Netflix press release said. All series and films produced through the deal will be Netflix productions. The deal marks the first time that rights to the entire seven books of the Narnia universe have been held by the same company. The C.S. Lewis books already have a presence in Hollywood with three movies being made on the series.

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels, considered one of the greatest works of author C. S. Lewis. Set in a magical land called Narnia, the books feature various adventures of the protagonists who are children, while also unveiling the history of Narnia. The majestic lion -- Aslan -- aids the children who get magically transported to Narnia with the help of a cupboard. In total, the Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies and been translated into more than 47 languages worldwide.

Netflix has ventured into giving a reboot to children's fantasy fiction novels for quite some time now. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events starring Neil Patrick Harris, Anne with an E which is based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, are some of the other books-to-web shows that Netflix has come out with.

Section Editor: Priyanshu Gupta | 08 Oct 2018 15:07pm IST


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