Fans of 'The Chronicles of Narnia' are in celebration after Netflix recently announced that they were preparing a new series and new films based in the C.S. Lewis classics.
The C.S. Lewis Company, who posses the rights to all the books in the saga, and the intentional streaming company recently signed a contract lasting several years in order to produce new content based in the Pevensie's adventures. Mark Gordon from eOne Entertainment will join Douglas Gresham and Vincent Sieber, the producers of the first two films from the most recent on-screen saga, as executive produces in these new projects.Ted Sarandos, the director of content at Netflix, explained that C.S Lewis' stories have resonated with people for generations and have been read by people from all over the world. All types of families love Aslan and the entire universe of Narnia, and he said "we are very excited to be its new home for many years".
Gordon added to this by saying that the saga, which has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 47 languages, breaks the boundaries of time and location, appealing to everyone of all ages and backgrounds.
But what about 'The Silver Chair'?
With this new announcement, the future of the third installment in 'The Chronicles of Narnia' series, 'The Silver Chair', is uncertain. The film was set to be Joe Johnston's (Captain America) last project as a director, however it is unclear whether the film will go ahead.
The one sure this is that the fans of this saga can relax, as Gresham and Sieber both appear to be involved in this new project. Gresham stated that it was marvelous to now that people wanted to see even more of the world of Narnia and that the advances in technology over the past few years had opened up new doors. He also said that Netflix seemed to be the best way of sharing their new project and that the directors looked forward to working with them.