The news of Redwall books being adapted by Netflix! The Redwall series consists of children’s fantasy genre books written by Brian Jacques. The title of the first book of the series is Redwall, published in 1986, and also the Abbey featured in the book. In fact, the animated series based on three of the novels (Redwall, Mattimeo, and Martin the Warrior)shares its name too. Mainly meant for older children, there are 22 novels and two picture books that have been published.
The deal has been between Netflix and Penguin Random House Children. The series is quite popular, making a sale of 30 million copies globally and created a dedicated booklovers’ base.
The creator of Over the Garden Wall in Cartoon Network, Patrick McHale, has been appointed by Netflix in order to write the feature film. This will be based on the first book of the titular series, Redwall. Incidentally, Netflix is also developing a show of event series on Martin the Warrior’s character.
The deal not only marks the first time to make a feature film out of any of Jacques’s books but also of getting the film rights over the total book series.
As said by the Fiction Publisher, Penguin Random House Children’s, Ben Horslen, he is glad to announce the deal. The forever popular and loved characters will be brought to action by them being partners with Netflix.
It’s interesting to note that there have been more investments for animated shows by Netflix, which can be due to gain in the family audiences, like Disney Plus.
Some animated features from Netflix include nominated “Klaus,” nominated for Academy Awards, and Glen Keane’s “Over the Moon.” Upcoming ones are Richard Linklater’s “Apollo 10 ½: A Space-Age Adventure,” Chris Williams’ “The Sea Beast,” Nora Twomey’s “My Father’s Dragon,” and Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio.”