ADVERTISING
 
Tuesday, November 12   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Society
Should Christians join social protests?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Literature
 

Netflix will create TV series and films based on ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’

For the first time the rights to the seven books are held by the same company. “Religious symbolism plays a major role in the Chronicles of Narnia”, said Professor Alister McGrath.

SOURCES Netflix, BBC AUTHOR Evangelical Focus 12 OCTOBER 2018 15:45 h GMT+1
The Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies. / Wikimedia.

Netflix has announced that it has acquired “the rights to C.S. Lewis’ beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series”, and will create content based on Lewis' seven books in the franchise.



The online streaming service has signed a multi-year deal with The C.S. Lewis Company, which marks the first time that rights to all seven books penned by Lewis, have been held by the same company



Netflix will develop classic stories from across the Narnia universe into multiple projects. All series and films will be Netflix productions, with Mark Gordon of Entertainment One (eOne) producing.



Douglas Gresham, the author's stepson and Vincent Sieber, film producer and Director of the C.S. Lewis Company, will be the executive producers of the series, and the producers of the films.



 





“NETFLIX SEEMS TO BE THE BEST MEDIUM”



“It is wonderful to know that folks from all over are looking forward to seeing more of Narnia, and that the advances in production and distribution technology have made it possible for us to make Narnian adventures come to life all over the world”, Gresham said in a statement.



According to the the author's stepson, “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”.



Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, said: “C.S. Lewis' beloved Chronicles Of Narnia stories have resonated with generations of readers around the world”.



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”, he added.



Meanwhile, Mark Gordon, eOne’s President and Chief Content Officer believed that “Narnia is one of those rare properties that spans multiple generations and geographies”.



“We are excited to be collaborating with The C.S. Lewis Company and Netflix who have the capacity to translate the Narnia universe into both stellar feature-length and episodic programming. We cannot wait to get started on the multiple productions we hope to undertake”.



 



ALISTER McGRATH: “RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN NARNIA”



The Narnia books have sold more than 100 million copies and been translated in more than 47 languages worldwide.



 



Aslan, the noble lion of Narnia. / Wikimedia.

“Religious symbolism plays a major role in the Chronicles of Narnia”, Professor Aliter McGrath wrote in a BBC article in 2013.



Among all Narnia characters, “one of the best examples of this symbolism is Aslan, the noble lion of Narnia. Just about everyone agrees that he's the stand-out character of the Chronicles of Narnia and probably Lewis's greatest literary creation”, McGrath said.



“Aslan is a literary Christ figure who plays a pivotal role in the story of Narnia, just as Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith”, he added.



McGrath recalled that Lewis explained in a letter to Arthur Greeves in October 1931, that he set out his story of Aslan as a retelling of the “actual incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection”.



“Let us suppose that there were a land like Narnia, and that the Son of God, as he became a Man in our world, became a Lion there, and then imagine what would happen”, he told a fifth grade class in Maryland in a letter in 1954.



 



NOT THE FIRST ADAPTATION



Netflix isn't the first to adapt Lewis' books for film and television. Disney previously released movie adaptations of three of the Narnia books, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader between 2005 and 2010.



The BBC also adapted The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe for series in 1988.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Netflix will create TV series and films based on ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’ IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’

Students, graduates and staff of the global evangelical student movement reflected together on how the books of Luke and Acts apply to today's universities.

 
Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission

Photos of the Lausanne Movement Global Workplace Forum, celebrated in Manila.

 
European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference

Images of the fifth EFN gathering. Experts, activists, counsellors and church leaders met in Pescara, Italy.

 
VIDEO Video
 
Algerian Christians worship God as police arrives to close church Algerian Christians worship God as police arrives to close church

Video of the moment police officers enter a Protestant evangelical church near Tizi-Ouzou to close it. Church members do not stop singing, and peacefully resist later.

 
Porn exploits victims of human trafficking Porn exploits victims of human trafficking

The European Freedom Network launches a new anti-trafficking campaign: “You have no way of knowing if the porn you are looking at is from someone who chose to be there or not”.

 

 

 
What makes humans different to artificial intelligence machines? What makes humans different to artificial intelligence machines?

David Glass, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Ulster University (Northern Ireland) analyses whether a computer can have emotions or a conscious experience.

 
A tent of hope for Venezuelan refugees A tent of hope for Venezuelan refugees

Thousands still cross the border to Colombia every week, and many continue on foot into the interior. Christian young people have set up an aid station along the road.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.