Netflix Announces 'Chronicles of Narnia' Film, Series Projects

Netflix Announces 'Chronicles of Narnia' Film, Series Projects
Netflix has announced plans to develop new series and film projects based on C.S. Lewis' book series The Chronicles of Narnia.

Today, the streaming giant announced a new, multi-year deal with The C.S. Lewis Company, marking the first time that rights to all seven titles in Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series have been held by the same company.

eOne's Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham and Vincent Siber will serve as executive producers for series, and as producers for the films.

"C.S. Lewis' beloved 'Chronicles of Narnia' stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world," Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. "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."

The Chronicles of Narnia were previously adapted by into a series of three films from Sony. 2005's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 2008's Prince Caspian and 2010's The Voyage of the Dawn Treader have grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide combined.