‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ on Netflix: Every thing We Know So Far

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The Chronicles of Narnia coming to Netflix

Netflix is adapting The Chronicles of Narnia books into each TV collection and flicks over the subsequent a number of years. Right here’s an ongoing preview of every part we find out about The Chronicles of Narnia on Netflix together with what to anticipate and when to count on it. 

Earlier than we dive into Netflix’s involvement going ahead, let’s rapidly have a look again at what the guide collection is and the way it’s been tailored beforehand.

Word: That is an ongoing article that’ll be up to date over time as we study extra – final up to date: April 18th, 2021.

What are The Chronicles of Narnia?

Let’s begin off with the fundamentals. The Chronicles of Narnia is a guide collection from the famed creator C.S.Lewis that had been revealed within the 1950s.

The guide collection is a fantasy collection that transports us to the fictional realm of Narnia. In whole, seven books had been revealed underneath the Chronicles of Narnia banner.

How The Chronicles of Narnia books have been developed earlier than

The collection has seen a number of diversifications through the years together with a BBC collection, a radio collection and naturally, the Disney films.

The guide collection greatest adaptation got here in 2005 when Walt Disney Footage and Walden Media launched the primary film entitled: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”.

It later launched one other movie that was distributed underneath Disney with the third film being distributed by 20th Century Fox. A fourth film was deliberate however never materialized.

How and when Netflix scored the Narnia franchise

The information of Netflix teaming up with The C.S. Lewis Firm dropped back in October 2018.

Netflix has a “multi-year deal” whereby it is going to have a number of movie and collection tasks on the go all primarily based on the books of Narnia completely.

Alongside the unique announcement, Ted Sarandos, who’s the top of content material at Netflix, mentioned: “C.S. Lewis’s beloved Chronicles of Narnia tales have resonated with generations of readers all over the world,” including “Households have fallen in love with characters like Aslan and the complete world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their residence for years to return.”

It was additionally reiterated a number of occasions that Netflix can be adapting Narnia into a Universe, positioning the collection to go up towards the likes of Sport of Thrones and the Marvel Cinematic Universe albeit for a extra family-orientated viewers.

You’ll be able to see extra from the unique press launch over on the official Narnia Facebook post however listed here are the primary strains:

“Netflix will develop new collection and movie tasks primarily based on C.S. Lewis’ beloved The Chronicles of Narnia collection. Below the phrases of a multi-year deal between Netflix and The C.S. Lewis Firm, Netflix will develop basic tales from throughout the Narnia universe into collection and movies for its members worldwide.

All collection and movies produced via the deal will probably be Netflix productions, with Mark Gordon of Leisure One (eOne) alongside Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber serving as government producers for collection and as producers for options.

A very powerful side of the Netflix deal and what makes it extra distinctive than what has come earlier than is that Netflix has entry to all seven of the books. This implies a number of the later books which have by no means seen diversifications earlier than may very well be coming to Netflix the place earlier homeowners of the license haven’t been capable of.

We do know (courtesy of IMDbPro) that Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber will probably be concerned with a lot of the upcoming Netflix Narnia tasks.

Matthew Aldrich turns into “architect” on Narnia Universe for Netflix in 2019

Months after ready for extra data on Narnia on Netflix, lastly, we received some information on June 12th, 2019.

The information got here that the co-writer for Disney Pixar’s Coco, a multi-award profitable film, will probably be engaged on Narnia. In a tweet, Netflix’s See What’s Subsequent account mentioned the next:


“Coco co-writer Matthew Aldrich will function the artistic architect and oversee the event of all movies and reveals tailored from C.S. Lewis’ beloved Narnia universe for Netflix”

In January 2020, Narniaweb posted that Douglas Gresham (stepson of C. S. Lewis) has little data of the place Netflix is at with manufacturing.

Jordan Raynor: What’s the newest on this partnership between Netflix and the C. S. Lewis Firm?

Douglas Gresham: Yeah, to be trustworthy, I can’t let you know very a lot in any respect. We did the deal fairly some months in the past and I haven’t heard a phrase since. I imply, I’m listed because the producer, however I’ve heard no phrase on what they plan to do or how they plan to do it or once they plan to do it for that matter. Taking a look at issues, I don’t know whether or not Netflix is able to rock ‘n roll on this or not, however we are going to discover out sooner or later.

In June 2020, NarniaWeb picked up on a Q&A with the supervisor of Matthew Aldrich who acknowledged that the Netflix tasks will probably be executed from the angle of youngsters saying:

“Characters come from understanding folks. Typically it’s about having youngsters…

Matt Aldrich can write children proper now as a result of he has children and he talks to them and he’s attempting to determine them out. He runs his scripts by them and he pitches them tales. Once they get bored he cuts it, once they get excited he provides it. His two children are a testing room.”

Because the architect announcement, it’s been very quiet from Netflix as a number of planning goes into the varied tasks.

In January 2021, Scott Stuber who heads Netflix’s movie division informed the New York Times that Narnia was among the many tasks predicted to launch “past 2021” which means that though we would hear of tasks this yr, we’re not anticipating the discharge of any.

Netflix France is among the few Netflix accounts to persistently acknowledge the reveals and flicks are even nonetheless in existence with the final interplay being on March 14th, 2021.

The place will The Chronicles of Narnia on Netflix begin from?

The Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe is the pure start line for Narnia however The Magician’s Nephew guide serves because the prequel which fleshes out the realm of Narnia and should make a extra logical begin for Netflix to kickstart the universe with.

You’ll be able to hear extra on a dialogue from the Narniaweb podcast beneath the place they speculate it could make sense to start out with Magician’s Nephew this time round.

This could imply Netflix would adapt the books within the so-called “Harper Collins” order which might be the next:

  • The Magician’s Nephew
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Horse and His Boy
  • Prince Caspian
  • The Voyage of the Daybreak Treader
  • The Silver Chair
  • The Final Battle.

The blokes at Narniaweb additionally speculated that their diversifications could also be barely darker. They particularly in contrast them to the Anne with an E collection on Netflix which was a lot darker than the supply materials it’s primarily based on.

In a chat with Georgie Henley in April 2020, who performed Lucy within the Disney franchise has mentioned she’d be receptive of that includes within the Netflix reboot however confessed it’s most likely unlikely.

What Narnia tasks are in improvement

Because of IMDBpro, we’re capable of see the primary three Netflix tasks involving Narnia by way of Matthew Alrich’s profile. Listed below are every of the tasks and the place they’re reportedly in improvement:

  • Untitled Netflix/Chronicles of Narnia Sequence is reportedly the furthest in improvement with it getting into pre-production reportedly again in October 2018.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew (Remedy stage)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair (that is the cancelled closing Disney film however this isn’t anticipated to go forward)

Different Narnia Information

  • In January 2020, Narniafans posted {that a} new documentary was in improvement surrounding C.S. Lewis.
  • In early 2020, a number of fan-made posters went viral on social media. For a lot of, this was the primary time many had heard Netflix is adapting the books.

narnia fan made covers

  • A few of the Disney Narnia films are still available on Netflix however we predict all Narnia films to be faraway from all Netflix areas sooner or later as contracts expire and Disney takes again management of the license and provides them to the Disney+ streaming service.

That’s all we all know thus far. There’s rather a lot to be introduced, rather a lot to be excited for and rather a lot to be realized. We’ll be there each step of the best way to see what’s in retailer for Narnia on Netflix.

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