Netflix Is Developing a Live-Action Legend of Zelda Series


Ben Fritz, writing for Wall Street Journal:

The Legend of Zelda,” one of the most popular videogame series of all time, is in the works as a television show at Netflix.

The video streaming service is in the early stages of developing a live action series based on Zelda,” about an ordinary boy named Link who must rescue a princess named Zelda and save a fantasy world called Hyrule, said a person familiar with the matter. As it seeks writers to work on the show, Netflix is describing it as Game of Thrones” for a family audience, this person said.

Netflix is slowly becoming the best place for original content.

Netflix also has an original series on the way, from Baz Luhrmann, called The Get Down, which documents the origins of hip-hop in South Bronx.