Friday, February 6, 2015
Netflix Developing a Live Action Zelda Series?!
Grains of salt all around, folks, but this one's from a somewhat reputable source. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Netflix is in the early, early days of working on a live action "Zelda" series. Their sources say that they're working closely with Nintendo to develop the show, which they describe as "Game of Thrones for a family audience." While that's a hilarious description if I've ever heard one, in corporate speak it kind of describes the feel of The Legend of Zelda.
The company is still seeking "a writer" (WSJ's words, not mine, I think they might mean "showrunner"), and production is still a long ways off if this one is true. Nintendo has been very hesitant to license their products to American companies after the debacle of Super Mario Bros in the 90s. Still, this would be really exciting if it's true. We know, via Marco Polo, that Netflix has the ability to produce a historical drama with a really high production value, so we can only hope they'd put the same care into a fantasy series like Zelda.
The only question now is if Link will actually speak.
What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments.