The Chronicles of Narnia Series Coming to Netflix

By Nancy Flory Published on October 13, 2018

C.S. Lewis’ beloved story The Chronicles of Narnia will once again come to the screen, this time in a Netflix series, the online entertainment company said in a statement last week.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said The Chronicles of Narnia has resonated with generations of readers worldwide. “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.”

Netflix recently reached a multi-year deal with The C.S. Lewis Company, which will allow Netflix to “develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe into series and films for its members worldwide.”

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Douglas Gresham, C.S. Lewis’s stepson, explained that technological advances have made it possible to bring Narnian adventures to life. “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.”

Entertainment One (eOne) will partner with The C.S. Lewis Company and Netflix to create the series. Gresham, Vincent Sieber and eOne’s Mark Gordon will serve as executive producers for the series and as producers for features.

Don Halcombe, spokesperson for Netflix, wrote in a statement to The Stream that while the companies came to an agreement on the rights to the series, specific projects are yet to be confirmed or announced.

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  • SophieA

    I hold out little hope that Netflix’s writers are capable of staying faithful to Lewis’s Christian themes. The recent film adaptations and especially Voyage of the Dawntreader prove that modern writers are more than eager to riddle Lewis’s Narnia Chronicles with heresies.

    • Patmos

      This is the first thought I had, that they are going to completely botch it and turn it into the progressive version of it, maybe make one of the characters LGBT or have pro abortion messages or something.

      Netflix is flat out wretched. Watch the Bill Nye The “Science” Guy show they did and try to tell me otherwise.

      • SophieA

        Canceled Netflix years ago. Too raunchy.

      • Andrew Mason

        That’s kinda my concern. From memory the 1990 or so BBC adaption was the best. While a modern version has the potential for far better visuals, it’s also far more likely to drop the Christian basis to the stories, and push regressive ideology instead, which kinda defeats the entire point.

        • SophieA

          “defeats the entire point”

          Depends on one’s perspective. If we’re Christians, then we want to see a faithful adaptation of Lewis’s story to entertain, yes, but also to edify the viewers.

          Netflix’s perspective is to pervert and twist great stories in order to warp children’s impressionable minds. This is Netflix’s ultimate goal. And they’re good at it. Look no further than “13 reasons why.”

    • Bryan

      I’m waiting to see what happens. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was ok in film, in some ways better than the BBC version from the late 80’s and early 90’s. The other two, especially Dawn Treader, took much too much liberty. I was curious what they would have done to the Silver Chair after the Dawn Treader but too many negative reviews seem to cancel that project.
      Netflix seems to do ok sometimes. It seems with TV series, that Season 1 is ok, while seasons 2 and on tend to fall off the deep end. If they just do movies of each book and they don’t try to space them out over too many years, we might get something good. Maybe.

  • TJ

    Not holding my breath to see a true depiction of the books and too Christianity.

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