Netflix is in the closet. Through the closet and out the other side to be precise.
They have locked in Coco co-writer Matthew Aldrich to serve as showrunner on an all-encompassing series of adaptions of the classic C.S. Lewis children’s books The Chronicles Of Narnia.
The current plan is to adapt the seven novels as a mixture of series and movies, all intertwined.
Back in the 1980s, the BBC created what is considered the best adaption of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe. A follow up was made which combined Prince Caspian and The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, and a final third adapted The Silver Chair.
However, just like the movies, interest peaked with the first adaption of the most popular tale and then tailed off to such a degree that further books were never adapted.
So that’s two for two. Has Netflix got a secret formula to push through all seven books? Or will it prove, once again, that everyone is happy to see the much loved classic story from their childhood adapted in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe but nobody gives much of a shit about the rest of it?