One of our favorite childhood stories is coming to life again. According to Variety, Netflix will be developing new TV series and films dedicated to The Chronicles of Narnia, the classic C.S. Lewis novel series. Through a new multi-year deal between the streaming service and The C.S. Lewis Company, Netflix productions will work with Mark Gordon of Entertainment One, Douglas Gresham, and Vincent Sieber to produce the projects.
Besides the most recent movie adaptations between 2005 and 2010, The Chronicles of Narnia stories have also inspired a BBC series, released in the late 1980s. It's obvious Lewis's tales continue to be close to fans' hearts, and should continue to be told through various verticals.
Gresham, who also happens to be the stepson of Lewis, released a statement on the news, writing, “It is wonderful to know that folks from all over are looking forward to seeing more of Narnia, and that the advances in production and distribution technology have made it possible for us to make Narnian adventures come to life all over the world ... Netflix seems to be the very best medium with which to achieve this aim, and I am looking forward to working with them towards this goal."
Fans are already reacting to the announced project on social media, and needless to say, the hype is real.
No news regarding production or casting details have been released yet, but we're excited about the many possibilities this new deal will bring.