The world of Roald Dahl is heading for Netflix, as the streaming giant has revealed that it has made a deal with The Roald Dahl Story Company in order create a new slate of original animated series based on the author’s most famous books.
Netflix intends to adapt many of Dahl’s stories, and their deal includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Boy, Going Solo, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minipins, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts, and Rhyme Stew.
In Netflix’s announcement of the project, the streaming giant said it “intends to remain faithful to the quintessential spirit and tone of Dahl” but noted that it plans to expand the universe beyond the books.
Dahl’s widow, Felicity Dahl said of the deal, “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.”
Check out the teaser trailer below:
More on Netflix’s Roald Dahl series when we have it.