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According to information from the
, confirmed by Netflix on his Twitter account, Alain Chabat will make an animated series based on the adventures of Asterix.
The project is the result of a collaboration between the streaming platform and the Albert René editions, which publish the albums of “
the most popular Gallic of all time
Almost 20 years after directing
Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
, a huge box-office success with more than 14 million admissions, Alain Chabat therefore returns to the universe created by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny in 1959. The broadcast of this original creation should take place in 2023.
The animated series will be the adaptation of an album of the adventures of Asterix and Obelix, published in 1966,
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Writing and directing an animated series has always been a dream.
I am delighted to be able to do it with Asterix, of which I have been a fan for years!
It promises to be an extraordinary adventure
, ”enthuses Alain Chabat to Le
He who has already made 5 films will try his hand at the animation register, which will be done here in 3D.
The project being in its beginnings, many mysteries persist, in particular the identity of the actors selected for the dubbing.
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The general manager of Albert René editions, Céleste Surugue, is delighted with this collaboration.
This project represents a unique opportunity to introduce or rediscover the world of Asterix to more than 200 million Netflix subscribers in more than 190 countries, and to reach a new generation of spectators!
This will also help strengthen the international influence of this mythical figure of French popular culture that is Asterix,
”he told Le
If there is one country that has not yet fallen into Asterix's pot, it is the United States.
By arriving on Netflix, the glory of the little Gaul could - finally - cross the Atlantic.