The C.S Lewis series The Chronicles of Narnia saw a couple of films being made in the late nineties and early noughts, but interest in the concept after that waned, until now. Netflix has announced that it will develop a new series and a couple of films based on the iconic book series by C.S Lewis. This will be a multi-year deal between C Lewis Company and Netflix. Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham and Vincent Seiber will be producting the series and the films.
This is Netflix’s other big acquisition and it seems like Netflix is looking to bridge the gap created by Disney going ahead with the launch of its streaming channel. There is talk Netflix will be losing all the tentpole web series, like Deadpool, Iron Fist and other Marvel content.
The Narnia books have been adapted into films and even games. Disney created The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe in 2005 and then went on to make two other films, Prince Caspian in 2008 and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010.