Netflix has confirmed that it will be working alongside The C.S. Lewis Company to develop a Chronicles of Narnia series.
According to the media release, Netflix will be working with Entertainment One, Douglas Gresham (C.S. Lewis’ stepson) and Vincent Sieber to develop the series. Both Gresham and Sieber will be executive producers.
Vincent Sieber is listed as the producer in a potential set of new Narnia films, which will begin with ‘The Silver Chair’. Joe Johnston (Captain America, Hidalgo, Rocketeer) is likely to be confirmed as its Director. This new trilogy will take a different creative direction from the brilliant Walden Media trilogy, which saw ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’, ‘Prince Caspian’ and ‘The Voyage of The Dawn Treader’ come to life.
It’s unlikely that the new Narnia films will have any correlation with the Netflix series just announced. Still, for fans of C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia this is welcome news.