Well, Aslan is coming to Netflix! He was about the only one who was missing.
I had to make that joke. I just had to.
EW is reporting that the streaming giant is set to adapt the beloved children’s books by C.S Lewis into a new set of movies. The series, which consists of, in publication order: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950), Prince Caspian (1951), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952), The Silver Chair (1953), The Horse and His Boy (1954), The Magician’s Nephew (1955) and The Last Battle (1956) tells the tale of four British children during World War II who escape into an alternate magical world.
“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,” Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis, said in a statement released by Netflix. “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.”
“C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world,” Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix had to say. “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.”
The internet, meanwhile, didn’t seem very sure that Netflix would respect the religious overtones in the books, though in general, the mood seems to be celebratory. As for me, as much as I loved Ben Barnes as Prince Caspian, I wouldn’t mind someone else getting a crack at this.