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Great news Narnia fans!

You are officially the first to hear about our new deal with Netflix. Stay tuned for further updates. They will be posted here first.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NETFLIX TO DEVELOP SERIES AND FILMS BASED ON
C.S. LEWIS’ BELOVED THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA

Hollywood, Calif. - October 3, 2018 -- Netflix will develop new series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series. Under the terms of a multi-year deal between Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Company, Netflix will develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films for its members worldwide. All series and films produced through the deal will be Netflix productions, with Mark Gordon of Entertainment One (eOne) alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving as executive producers for series and as producers for features. In total the Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies and been translated in more than 47 languages worldwide. The deal marks the first time that rights to the entire seven books of the Narnia universe have been held by the same company.

“C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. “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.”

“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, stepson of C.S. Lewis. “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.”

“Narnia is one of those rare properties that spans multiple generations and geographies,” said Mark Gordon, eOne’s President and Chief Content Officer, Film & Television. “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.”

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:41 pm 
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... So have they abandoned making the last round of movies, then?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:47 pm 
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Based on this article, it seems possible that they never had the rights to all the books.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:51 pm 
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What about The Silver Chair movie?
We don’t really know at this point. That was in development with eOne and Sony Pictures. There was a script and a director attached. The interesting thing about this announcement is that it mentioned both films and series, which means that The Silver Chair could still move forward as planned, with the same creative team now making the movie for Netflix instead.

This is all speculation though.

TV Series and Films?
Yeah, this is something kind of unprecedented. The Chronicles of Narnia is a seven book series that has only hints at things that happened on other planets, such as Charn. There was a lot that happened between each of the books as well. Are they planning on exploring these things? Time will tell. So far, it appears that they’ll be starting with the seven books, but other parts of the press release have me wondering if they’ll go further than that.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:58 pm 
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I suppose those first 3 go together better than the last 4 anyway. I don't mean that in any kind of negative way, but I can see them stopping at 3 with the original children gone now.

I don't believe I've ever seen an adaptation of Silver Chair so that would be very interesting! And I'd love to see Horse and His Boy if they can get all the original children back now as adults, that would be amazing!

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