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Chronicles of Narnia series and films being developed by Netflix

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Story by Jack Foley

NETFLIX is developing a new series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis’ book series The Chronicles of Narnia.

According to Variety, the projects are part of a new, multi-year deal between Netflix and The CS Lewis Company.

In making the announcement this week, Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, said: “C.S. Lewis’ beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world.

“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.”

In total, the seven Narnia books are comprised of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The Horse and His Boy, The Magician’s Nephew and The Last Battle. They have sold more than 100 million copies and been translated into more than 47 languages worldwide.

The Netflix deal marks the first time that rights to the entire seven books of the Narnia universe have been held by the same company.

Of course, the books have been adapted before, both for television and film. The most recent were the big screen versions of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which were all released between 2005 and 2010, grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office between them.