Roald Dahl's books have inspired countless adaptations, most recently the live-action adaptation of The BFG directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Mark Rylance as the titular giant.
Mark Rylance in The BFG
The author's widow, Felicity Dahl applauds the move to Netflix. She said: 'Our mission 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'.
Production on the series begins in 2019, which means we'll be waiting a while before we see any chocolate factories, levitating cakes, or stacks of snozzcumbers.
Here’s a full list of the Roald Dahl titles lined up for the Netflix treatment:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
George’s Marvellous Medicine
Boy – Tales of Childhood
The Enormous Crocodile
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Billy and the Minpins
The Magic Finger
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