It's been years since Disney released the last Narnia movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, but now it looks like fans are going to have a brand-new version of Aslan, thanks to Netflix.
According to a report by ComicBook.com, word has it that Netflix just nabbed a new adaptation deal for C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia book series. Not only will the streaming platform adapt the novels for television, but it will also adapt the books for film.
The official Facebook page for The Chronicles of Narnia just recently confirmed the new deal with Netflix in a lengthy post online, announcing that the company will be developing classic stories from around the Narnia Universe into a series and a set of films with Entertainment One's (eOne) Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham, and Vincent Sieber all serving as executive producers for the different projects in both mediums.
This massive deal between The Chronicles of Narnia and Netflix is the first time that the rights to all seven of C.S. Lewis' Narnia books have been held by the same company.
"C.S. Lewis' beloved Chronicles of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world," Netflix's Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, said in a statement. "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."
This new announcement definitely comes as a wildly pleasant surprise to fantasy fans. It's been quite a while since Disney released a Narnia movie, and now the franchise is coming back to life with a new set of films and a new set of television series.
Right now the projects don't have any release date, but we'll update everyone as soon as we get a word.