This might be news to some Narnia fans, although
others like me knew this for a while Netflix is doing a Narnia t.v. series. For
the past 4 years conflicting reports came out that we would get a 4th
Narnia movie, or that a tv series was coming. Although The Silver Chair movie
never happened, it was confirmed that there would be a Narnia t.v. series.
Eventually it was also confirmed that Netflix was doing the t.v. show. Part of
me is very excited considering that all of the books will be adapted and not
just the ones with the Pevensie children. So I will be excited to see The Magicians
Nephew, (one of my favorites of the Narnia books), The Horse and his Boy, The
Silver Chair and The Last Battle making it into the series too.
The other part of me is worried that Netflix might
take the Christian references out. While Narnia is a childrens fantasy series,
there’s also references to Christianity in there, one of the obvious ones of
Aslan the lion, being the Jesus character. Luckily Douglas Gresham, C.S. Lewis’s
stepson, will be involved in the show as a producer so maybe he’ll influence
the other producers and director at Netflix to keep it the way his stepfather
would have wished.
Although “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,”
was technically published first, I like the fact that there is speculation that
they will do it in the order of “The Magicians Nephew,” starting off first and
then doing the rest of the novels. In “The Magician’s Nephew,” we’ll see how
Narnia all began. It takes place long before the Pevensie children arrive. Also
an interesting fact is C.S. Lewis intended on The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe
to be one book, but because children loved it so much, he did more books and he
started with the prequel “The Magicians Nephew.” Another interesting Narnia fact
is after “The Last Battle,” C.S. Lewis wanted to write an 8th book
redeeming Susan’s character but unfortunately died before that could happen. I
will update you all when there is more news about Narnia being adapted and all
things relating to books. Until then, happy reading!