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

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2022 will mark the fourth anniversary of when Netflix introduced it had acquired the rights to adapt new Chronicles of Narnia motion pictures and collection. Since then we’ve had one main announcement and quite a lot of nothing. Right here’s all the things we learn about Netflix’s The Chronicles of Narnia variations as of April 2022

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

Observe: That is an ongoing article that’ll be up to date over time as we study extra – final up to date: April twenty second, 2022.


What are The Chronicles of Narnia?

Let’s begin off with the fundamentals. The Chronicles of Narnia is a e-book collection from the famed writer C.S.Lewis that have been revealed within the Fifties.

The e-book collection is a fantasy collection that transports us to the fictional realm of Narnia. In complete, seven books have been revealed beneath the Chronicles of Narnia banner.


How The Chronicles of Narnia books have been developed earlier than

The collection has seen a number of variations through the years together with a BBC collection, a radio collection and naturally, the Disney motion pictures.

The e-book collection greatest adaptation got here in 2005 when Walt Disney Photos 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 beneath Disney with the third film being distributed by twentieth Century Fox. A fourth film was deliberate however by no means materialized.


How and when Netflix scored the Narnia franchise

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

Netflix has a “multi-year deal” whereby it would have a number of movie and collection initiatives on the go all based mostly on the books of Narnia completely.

Alongside the unique announcement, Ted Sarandos, who’s now the co-CEO of 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 all the world of Narnia, and we’re thrilled to be their dwelling for years to come back.”

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

You possibly can see extra from the unique press launch over on the official Narnia Fb put up however listed here are the principle traces:

“Netflix will develop new collection and movie initiatives based mostly 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 by the deal will likely 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.

Crucial 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 variations earlier than could possibly be coming to Netflix the place earlier house owners of the license haven’t been capable of.

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


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

Months after ready for extra data on Narnia on Netflix, lastly, we obtained some information on June twelfth, 2019.

The information got here that the co-writer for Disney Pixar’s Coco, a multi-award profitable film, will likely 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 inventive 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 sincere, I can’t inform you 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 initiatives will likely be finished from the angle of youngsters saying:

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

Matt Aldrich can write youngsters proper now as a result of he has youngsters 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 youngsters are a testing room.”

For the reason that architect announcement, it’s been very quiet from Netflix as numerous planning goes into the assorted initiatives.

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

Netflix France is likely one of the few Netflix accounts to constantly acknowledge the reveals and films are even nonetheless in existence with the final interplay being on March 14th, 2021.

The one replace we’ve had concerning Narnia since Netflix France acknowledged its existence was through a supply for NarniaWeb in August 2021 who informed them that the titles are nonetheless in growth.

As soon as once more in 2022, Netflix France acknowledged growth continues to be ongoing.


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 e-book serves because the prequel which fleshes out the realm of Narnia and will make a extra logical begin for Netflix to kickstart the universe with.

You possibly can 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 fellows at Narniaweb additionally speculated that their variations 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 based mostly 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 initiatives are in growth

Due to IMDBpro, we’re capable of see the primary three Netflix initiatives involving Narnia through Matthew Alrich’s profile. Listed below are every of the initiatives and the place they’re reportedly in growth:

  • Untitled Netflix/Chronicles of Narnia Collection is reportedly the furthest in growth with it coming into pre-production reportedly again in October 2018.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew (Remedy stage however anticipated to be an previous venture)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair (that is the cancelled closing Disney film and due to this fact isn’t anticipated to go forward)

Different Narnia Information

  • In January 2020, Narniafans posted {that a} new documentary was in growth 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


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

For extra on Netflix’s fantasy lineup, try our devoted preview.


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