Netflix acquired the rights to several books by Roald Dahl. Among other things, the streaming service plans to make animated series of "Kalle and Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda," writes Variety.
Netflix won green light by the British author, and Melissa Cobb, director of Netflix's children's offer, tells the newspaper that stories will play in the same universe where some role figures can be seen in several series.
– There will be wires between them. We want to animate the series in the same style as original books, she says.
When Disney begins its own streaming service, all of their films will be removed from Netflix, which now sees the chance to expand its range of children. The series will begin production next year.
A biographical film about Roald Dahl is also ongoing, starring "Downton Abbey" Hugh Bonneville as writer and Swedish-British Rebecca Ferguson as his wife, Patricia Neal.