Netflix has announced that it will adapt British author Roald Dahl’s books such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Matilda” as animation series.
Netflix will adapt the Roald Dahl universe of stories as a new slate of animated event series. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The BFG are just a few of the titles from the author's beloved and award-winning library that will be reimagined for a new generation pic.twitter.com/ODO6cjqja1
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The move is part of a deal with the late author’s estate, the streaming company confirmed, without disclosing the financial terms.
The other titles include “The BFG”, “The Twits” and “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator”, Netflix said here in a statement, adding that the production will begin in 2019.
Dahl’s widow Felicity added: “Our mission, which is purposefully lofty, is for as many children as possible around the world to experience the unique magic and positive message of Roald Dahl’s stories.
“This partnership with Netflix marks a significant move toward making that possible and is an incredibly exciting new chapter for the Roald Dahl Story Company. Roald would, I know, be thrilled.”
Netflix had 137m subscribers to its movie and TV streaming service worldwide.