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Netflix to Adapt Multiple Roald Dahl Novels

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By Alex Cranmer-Brown | 28th November 2018 at 5:00pm

Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company made a big announcement on Tuesday, 27th November. There are plans in the works to bring a whole host of Roald Dahl stories to life on the Netflix streaming platform. An exclusive slate of original animated TV series’ – based on the classic books – will be gracing our screens in the future.

Roald Dahl is a critically acclaimed author and is known for a number of very famous stories over the years. The ones to be included in the Netflix adaptations are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda, The Twits and more! The news comes straight out of a Netflix press release, with them stating the adaptations will honour the originals as much as possible.

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The production efforts for the Roald Dahl TV series’ are to begin in 2019. Within their storytelling process, Netflix will be building out an imaginative universe expanding far beyond the pages of the books. Here’s what Melissa Cobb, VP of Kids & Family content at Netflix had to say about the news.

“We have great creative ambition to reimagine the journeys of so many treasured Dahl characters in fresh, contemporary ways with the highest quality animation and production values.”

The press release cam with a small teaser trailer, which really doesn’t tell us anything, here it is anyway.

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We’re excited to see what Netflix are able to create with these Roald Dahl classics as their background. When asked about the animated series, the author’s widow Felicity Dahl said.

“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.”

Followed by,

“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.”

As soon as any more information is released about these upcoming TV shows we’ll be sure to let you know.


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