Report: Live-action Zelda Series in Development for Netflix

Report: Live-action Zelda Series in Development for Netflix

Netflix and Nintendo are working together to create a live-action The Legend of Zelda TV series, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

Someone "familiar with the matter" told WSJ that the series is in early development, and as with most Legend of Zelda games, follows a young boy called Link who must save Princess Zelda and save the Kingdom of Hyrule. Netflix is reportedly describing the show "Game of Thrones for a family audience."

The series is a long way off, with Netflix still looking for a writer, and it could be cancelled before it even gets off the ground, said the source.

Nintendo's protectiveness of its intellectual property means that cross-media adaptations are rare. The only time The Legend of Zelda has been adapted to a non-game format was with short-lived cartoon series in 1989.


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Comments Comments (5)

Posted by whataboutki
On Saturday 7 Feb 2015 2:15 PM
Hope it's as good as the live action Tick series!
Posted by Relmed
On Saturday 7 Feb 2015 2:24 PM
This definitely has potential. Interested to see how it pans out, I just hope it's better than that Smash Bros live action I watched the other day. Take a leaf out of Mortal Kombat Legends book and do it right.
Posted by kiwibadboy
On Saturday 7 Feb 2015 4:45 PM
Now that's awesome news, hope it's not build ups though lol
Posted by Goonertron
On Saturday 7 Feb 2015 4:48 PM
Jay from The Inbetweeners should play Link...
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Saturday 7 Feb 2015 5:07 PM
Im not sure about a Nintendo cartoony game going into live action. Anybody seen the Super Mario Bros movie? lol
Id love to see a CG heavy Legend of Zelda though. Live action has me a bit worried on this one, be amazing if they pull it off.