TV Netflix has purchased the rights to several of Roald Dahl's books. Among other things, the streaming service plans to make animated series of "Kalle and Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda," writes Variety.
Netflix has gained green light by the British author's survivor and Melissa Cobb, director of Netflix's children's offering, tells the newspaper that the stories are going to play in the same universe, where some role figures can be seen in several series.
There will be threads running between them. We want to animate the series in the same style as the original books, she says.
When Disney starts its own streaming service, all their movies will be removed from Netflix, which now sees their chance to expand their range of children. The series will start producing next year.
A biographical film about Roald Dahl is also under way, with "Downton Abbey" star Hugh Bonneville as the writer and Swedish-British Rebecca Ferguson in the role of his wife Patricia Neal.