The biggest piece of news to come out of last week in terms of entertainment was that Netflix is reportedly developing a live-action television series based on the iconic game series, “The Legend of Zelda.” According to The Wall Street Journal, who first reported the news, the series is being described as “Game of Thrones” for a family audience.
WSJ report that the streaming service has begun the search for a writer for the project however the series has to tread carefully given Nintendo’s strict protection of adaptations of their properties.
The television series would have much source material to draw from. Since the first game released in 1986, “The Legend of Zelda” franchise has released over twenty games while remaining one of the most beloved game series in the world.
Fans remain scared, excited, and weary as an animated series based on the game was famously produced in 1989 and was famously not great.
With Netflix involved, it adds more clout to the adaptation. Netflix has done well recently giving us quality original programming such as “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.”
More details regarding the project will be released over the next few months but the live action adaptation is still in the very early stages of development.