Menu
Netflix said to be developing live-action 'Legend of Zelda' series

Netflix said to be developing live-action 'Legend of Zelda' series

Netflix is working closely with Nintendo on the series, according to a Wall Street Journal report

A Twitch live stream of a session of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

A Twitch live stream of a session of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

"The Legend of Zelda," the popular fantasy-themed video game published by Nintendo, is said to be coming to Netflix as a live-action series.

Netflix is developing the series apparently in the early stages, as the streaming media company is still seeking a writer, according a report Friday in the Wall Street Journal citing an unnamed source. The source described the show as like the popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones," but for a family audience, according to the report.

Netflix is working closely with Nintendo to develop the series, but given the early stage of development, it's possible the show may not get off the ground, the report said.

"The Legend of Zelda," first released in 1986, has become one of Nintendo's most successful franchises, with many games launching for various Nintendo consoles over the years. The story usually focuses on Link , a young boy in the land of Hyrule who must rescue Princess Zelda from the evil Ganon . The Zelda games are distinguished by their epic settings and adventure-oriented missions.

There have been a few adaptations of Nintendo titles in other media over the years, but not many. An animated Zelda television series aired for one year in 1989. "Super Mario Brothers," another popular Nintendo title, has been adapted into several different TV series.

Neither Netflix nor Nintendo immediately responded to requests for comment.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags social mediainternetvideoNintendoentertainmentnetflixInternet-based applications and services

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments