Netflix has acquired Roald Dahl and will soon create a world of content based on the books and stories of the British author.
An initial deal had already been made between the two companies in 2018, which included the use of the popular streaming service in characters from "Charlie and the Chocolate" in cartoon series.
According to the Variety website, Netflix plans to create a television universe that will include series and movies - cartoon and filmed, as well as games, related products and shows, which will be based on the content world of the Roald Dahl company.
"These stories and the messages they carry about the power and possibilities that young people have never felt more relevant," Ted Sarandos, a senior Netflix content executive, and Luke Kelly, the author's grandson and chief executive, wrote in a joint statement.
The power and possibilities that young people have.
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"While we plan to present these super-temporal tales to an additional audience through new formats, we are committed to preserving their unique spirit and the universal messages of excitement and coziness they carry, and sprinkling a fresh charm on them."
Dal's books have been translated into 63 languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide.
Among his familiar characters are Matilda, the famed Mr. Fox, Willie Wonka and more.