In late 2018, it was announced that Netflix had acquired the rights to create a brand new adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia series. This marks the first time that one studio has held the rights to the entire Narnia catalogue and fans everywhere are hoping this new show will live up to the source material. It has now been announced that one of the co-writers of the hit Disney film Coco is now on board.
As Hollywood Reporter reports, Matthew Aldrich co-wrote Disney Pixar’s Oscar-winning film Coco and will now serve as the overseer of Netflix’s Narnia adaptation. While a streaming series is confirmed, there will also apparently be a tie-in film at some point, both of which Aldrich will be involved with. A series of films based on the books were released in the 00’s but now a fresh adaptation is on its way. Netflix plans to tell a wide variety of stories that range across the lands of Narnia.
The new Narnia series of films and shows are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fantasy shows coming out in the near future. Amazon is currently developing a Lord of the Rings TV show, Netflix has a show based on The Witcher books, and HBO is working on several Game of Thrones spin-off shows. No doubt they’ll all have their work cut out for them if they want to compete with Aslan.