Netflix is the largest streaming company in the world and every day it is looking for new ways to expand its domains, recently it has found a way to do it in the field of children’s entertainment. Through a new report, Deadline informs that Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company, that is, it now has full access to its stories and therefore will begin with the development of many adaptations in the future. In the following paragraphs we discuss all the details.
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Roald Dahl’s career was distinguished by the writing of numerous novels for children that became best-sellers throughout the world. His adventures are not strange on the big screen, which is why we have classics like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – 89%, Jim and the Giant Peach – 93%, Matilda – 90% and Las Brujas – 100%. Of course the work of Dahl It is more extensive and it is now known that Netflix has in its hands the rights to at least 16 stories of the writer, and that it has already started with some projects based on them.
With more than 300 million books sold and translated into 63 languages, Netflix will not settle for conventional adaptations for its platform. According to Deadline, the red giant of home entertainment intends to develop series, movies, games, plays and immersive experiences, making it clear that when Netflix has something powerful in its hands, it takes advantage of every last resort to its scope. Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer at Netflix, is delighted with the prospect and released a statement:
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There is a moment in James and the Giant Peach when Ladybird says, ‘We are about to visit the most wonderful places and see the most wonderful things!’ The Centipede responds: ‘It is not known what we will see!’ Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company share a deep love for storytelling and a growing global fan base. Together, we have an extraordinary opportunity to write multiple new chapters of these beloved stories, delighting children and adults around the world for generations to come.
In previous months, an agreement between Netflix and Roald Dahl’s company was reported for the realization of projects based on the work of a writer, for example, the Matilda musical that already has some confirmed actors or that Taika Waititi series based on the Willy Wonka’s world and the Chocolate Factory. With the catalog of stories in your possession, there will be no limits to Netflix’s plans in the future. What other adaptations will we see later? A content boom is approaching for the platform’s children’s audience.
Although other streaming services such as Disney Plus, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO Max and many more have appeared over the years, Netflix has not lost its place as the largest and still has the highest number of subscribers. The competition has done everything possible to achieve it, however, its presence in dozens of countries, as well as its tireless initiative to produce all kinds of content, make it too great a force for the rest. Only time will tell us if he loses the crown or keeps it forever.
Despite the times of pandemic, Netflix has had more benefits than losses. Families around the world increased their consumption of audiovisual products at home, making the platform one of the biggest successes of the past year. Although the situation begins to normalize, the giant will not give up in its quest to save the best content in the business in its catalog. For the last months of 2021 he will arrive with some unmissable hits.
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