Netflix has acquired the rights to adapt the beloved fantasy book series The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. The first book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe about four English children and their adventures in the fantasy world of Narnia during WWII was introduced to the world in 1950.
Seventy years later the stories will be coming alive right in your home.
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix said in a statement:
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.
C.S. Lewis’ stepson, Douglas Gresham added:
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. 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.
Fans of the series can hardly contain their excitement.
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) October 3, 2018
We have waited for centuries pic.twitter.com/tvc4ZTDQ0S
— HHZ (@Heybae97) October 3, 2018
— Lucia (@wtfislucia) October 3, 2018
YOU WHAT pic.twitter.com/IugP6JdpOF
— jos | ➰ (@lovingdaddyoreo) October 3, 2018
If Netflix successfully adapts the chronicle of a narnia, ATLA, and the whole Inheritance cycle. 7th grade me can die happily pic.twitter.com/HyLI2zcCIl
— X (@xavierDjones) October 3, 2018
But some folks had concerns.
Wonderful, but please don't screw this, Chronicles of Narnia are amazing books and deserve amazing adaptation
— гє๒єкค (@Re_Bu_Nia) October 3, 2018
You beat me to it, I was going to say the same. I absolutely loved these books when I was a child. I hope the adaptations do CS Lewis proud.
— Regina Holland (@ReginaHolland_) October 3, 2018
I am so nervous. I'm legitimately worried about current biases seeping in. Please, Netflix, PLEASE just tell these stories the way CS Lewis intended them. Please.
— Lucy Rushing ✝✌ (@lightening816) October 3, 2018
OMG PLEASE MAKE IT BE GOOD pic.twitter.com/qaauc89qOs
— P.S. You’re Wrong: A Pop Culture Podcast (@psyourewrong) October 3, 2018
There was confusion over past films and a new series.
If it’s made by Netflix, what’s the difference between TV and film?
— Mike (@murphyslaw317) October 3, 2018
Isn’t Joe Johnston not already directing the Silver Chair & starting to shoot this winter? Or did that fall through & now Netflix is picking it up?
This poor series. I just want to see all the books made into movies or better yet, a tv series, each season a book.
— Hope McPherson (@HopesNook) October 3, 2018
Just series, no film. I think it's better. But, if they still want to do the movie. Not from Netflix please.
— Punta (@puntadewarahadi) October 3, 2018
I mean, on one hand, the Disney adaptations weren't amazing or anything, but they did make a perfect Aslan… so uh … I don't know where I am going with this. I am interested but also skeptical because for some reason I still love the Disney movies even tho they're not perfect
— Ida Who (@who_ida) October 3, 2018
Series seems best – the movies, except the first one, weren’t very good
— Bobby Yeatts (@RWYJR) October 3, 2018
The question is will they actually do all the books… I was so sad when they didn't finish them.
— Jillian Sweeney (@sweeney_jillian) October 3, 2018
Casting choices are already being thrown out there.
I’m gonna need James McAvoy to be Mr Tumnus again
— Lil M (@muyrah) October 3, 2018
Okay but can Ben Barnes come back as Caspian?
— Mandy Kilinskis ︽✵︽ (@ImAmandaJulius) October 3, 2018
CAN JAMES COME BACK AS MR. TUMNUS?
— meeraria | ︽✵︽ (@Meer_Aria) October 3, 2018
— Olga Michelle (@OlgaMishina80) October 3, 2018
Honestly, my life would be complete if I was cast as a Breehy-hinny-brinny-hoohy-hah.
— ＊*✿k✧m✿* ＊ (@creo_sanitas) October 3, 2018
Don't you dare touch the classics. If Caspian isn't vocied by Stephen Thorne I'll flip.
— alex (@Mistralsound) October 3, 2018
We will all have to wait and see.