Netflix has confirmed plans to acquire the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC) in a deal it says will allow it to bring some of the world’s most loved stories to current and future fans in creative new ways.
This acquisition comes after Netflix commence working with the Roald Dahl company three years ago to create a slate of animated TV series.
Academy Award winning filmmaker Taika Waititi and Academy Award nominee Phil Johnston are now hard at work on a series based on the world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
In addition, production companies Sony and Working Title have been working on an adaptation of Matilda The Musical.
These projects opened our eyes to a much more ambitious venture – the creation of a unique universe across animated and live action films and TV, publishing, games, immersive experiences, live theatre, consumer products and more.
Roald Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide, with characters like Matilda, The BFG, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Willy Wonka and The Twits delighting generations of children and adults.
The completion of the transaction is still subject to regulatory approvals
Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos said: