Netflix buys Wonka Dahl author’s catalog


LONDON (AP) – Netflix has acquired the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of famous children’s books such as ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.
The video streaming giant announced Wednesday that it has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Co., which manages the rights to the author’s characters and stories. No financial condition was disclosed.
The deal builds on a partnership concluded in 2018 to create a series of animated television series, in which “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is being rebooted by Oscar-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi and Netflix is ​​working with Sony on an adaptation of “Matilda the Musical.
The new deal paves the way for Netflix to bring the author‘s entire catalog to screens.
“These projects opened our eyes to a much more ambitious endeavor – the creation of a unique universe through animated and live action films and television, publishing, games, immersive experiences, live theater, consumer products and more, “Netflix Co-CEOs Ted Sarandos and Luke Kelly, CEO of Roald Dahl Story Co. and Dahl’s grandson, said in a joint statement.
Dahl died in 1990 at the age of 74, but his books, which also include “The BFG”, “The Twits” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, remain popular with young readers, with over 300 million. copies sold worldwide and translations into 63 languages.
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