Streaming company Netflix has announced it will be adapting Roald Dahl classics such as Matilda, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and more stories from the late acclaimed author into an animated event series.
According to THR, the series will include adaptations of The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator and George’s Marvellous Medicine.
Speaking on the partnership, the writer’s wife said:
Our mission, which is purposefully lofty, is for as many children as possible around the world to experience the unique magic and positive message of Roald Dahl‘s stories. This partnership with Netflix marks a significant move toward making that possible and is an incredibly exciting new chapter for the Roald Dahl Story Company. Roald would, I know, be thrilled.
While Netflix exec Melissa Cobb said:
Immersing ourselves in the extraordinary worlds of Roald Dahl stories has been an honor and a massive amount of fun, and we are grateful for the trust the Roald Dahl Story Company and the Dahl family have placed in our team to deliver more moments of shared joy to families around the world.
The first of the adaptations will go into production in 2019.