Yesterday, Netflix announced that it would be developing a new series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia series.
The series will presumably cover the seven books in the series, though the official announcement says that Netflix will “develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe,” which may mean things like Narnian histories or side stories that are mentioned but not seen in the books will also get some love.
The series and films will be produced through Netflix and Mark Gordon of Entertainment One. Douglas Gresham (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) and Vincent (The Hive) will be acting as executive producers. Both executive producers worked on the hit Narnia adaptations of the early 2000s that remained fairly close to the books, so it feels safe to assume that the new series and films will be just as loyal to the fantasy book series.
Douglas Gresham, C.S. Lewis’ stepson, will also be involved with production, saying that, “Netflix seems to be the very best medium,” for this project, and that he’s looking forward to working with Netflix.
At this time, no dates have been announced for the beginning of production, much less projected release dates for finished projects.