It’s official: the Kings and Queens of Narnia are coming to the small screen once again.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was (and still is) the go-to book for many people throughout their childhood.
There’s something about the magical alternative universe of Narnia and the battle between good versus evil that manages to capture every passing generation.
Which is why the story has set our screens alight several times by now. However, as our fascination fails to wane, Netflix wants to reinvent the story one more time.
“C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” said Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
“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.”
And the best part? Multiple television and film projects are planned, with stories developed from across the Narnian universe.
“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,” said Douglas Gresham, the author’s stepson.
“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.”
In recent years we’ve seen Disney’s portrayal of the books on screen: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader all being adapted between 2005 and 2010.
However, the last televised adaptation was the Bafta-winning BBC series that aired between 1988 and 1990.
The Narnia books are so well-loved that it has sold more than 100 million copies and been translated in more than 47 languages worldwide.
No release date has been announced just yet – but watch this space. It’s time to enter the Spare Oom once again…