The famous series – The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis has now landed in the house of Netflix. The online video streaming giant has finally acquired the book rights and according to the deal between the both, Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Company, the series will be developed into the form of series and films. Also, the deal is the mark that for the first time the rights of all the seven book of the series have gone to the same company.
The Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos said, “C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world. Families have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the entire world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their home for years to come.”
Meanwhile the stepson of C.S. Lewis, Douglas Gresham said, “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.”
All the movies and the series which will be produced through the deal will have come under the Netflix productions. Mark Gordon of Entertainment One (eOne) will serve as the executive producer along with Vincent Sieber and Douglas Gresham.
Further, Mark Gordon said, “Narnia is one of those rare properties that spans multiple generations and geographies. eOne and I are excited to be collaborating with The C.S. Lewis Company and Netflix who have the capacity to translate the Narnia universe into both stellar feature-length and episodic programming. We cannot wait to get started on the multiple productions we hope to undertake.”
In the past, the Chronicles of Narnia have shared the screen with the most popular movie series of 2005.