New adaptations of the Chronicles of Narnia are headed to Netflix. The online streaming giant has confirmed that it has acquired the rights to series from C.S. Lewis. It has also been confirmed on the official Chronicles of Narnia Facebook page which mentioned that this is the first time that the rights to all seven books have been acquired by one company.
“CS Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” said Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos, who added that “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.”
He didn’t say what content we will be seeing Netflix create based on this series but it appears that both movies and series are being planned. Netflix is yet to confirm when we’ll start seeing this content.
There have been many adaptations of the Chronicles of Narnia over the years on a variety of mediums including TV, radio, and film. The most recent adaptations were the three films released in 2005, 2008, and 2010. The series will enter a new chapter with its rights now resting with Netflix and will be interested in seeing what it does with them.