Netflix has announced plans to adapt Roald Dahl classics into TV shows. Willy Wonka and the Oompa-Loompas, The BFG, Matilda, The Twits, and a host of other iconic characters are all heading to the streaming service!
Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company are to begin creating an exclusive new slate of original animated event series, based on the beloved books from the acclaimed and award-winning author’s best-selling library next year.
“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,” said Roald Dahl’s widow, Felicity Dahl, “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.”
The list of titles in the agreement between Netflix and the Roald Dahl Story Company includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Boy – Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minpins, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts,s and Rhyme Stew.
Production is set to commence on the first of the Netflix Dahl animated series in 2019.