Netflix plans new versions of Roald Dahl stories with takeover deal

New variations of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s stories are coming to the small monitor following Netflix struck a offer to purchase the organization that manages his legal rights.

The streaming giant has snapped up the late author’s full catalogue of novels, which have been translated into sixty three languages and marketed far more than 300m copies globally.

Netflix previously experienced an settlement in area to make animated programmes centered on Dahl’s will work. It has tapped Oscar-winning director Taika Waititi to make a new sequence centered on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and is also generating an adaptation of the musical Matilda.

The organization is buying the Roald Dahl Story Company, which manages the legal rights to his people across publishing, Television, film, theatre and products.

Ted Sarandos, co-main government of Netflix, and Luke Kelly, the story firm’s manager and grandson of the creator, mentioned: “As we bring these timeless tales to far more audiences in new formats, we’re dedicated to sustaining their exceptional spirit and their common themes of shock and kindness, though also sprinkling some clean magic into the combine.”

The offer is unusual phase for Netflix as it typically only buys the legal rights for content.

It will give the organization access to a rich new seam of content for its 200m-as well as subscribers as it fights competitors from the likes of Amazon Key and Disney+.