Netflix has acquired the entire works of Roald Dahl in a new deal, pegged as the largest ever made by the streamer.
The Roald Dahl Story Company will now form a division within Netflix.
According to Deadline, the new deal expands upon a pre-existing agreement which granted Netflix access to 16 of Dahl’s titles. Netflix states that it intends to create a whole host of new content including animated and live action films and series, games, products and publishing.
The deal also means that Netflix will claim the royalties to any films and shows created by other studios, based on the works of Roald Dahl.
Excited to announce that the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC) and Netflix are joining forces to bring some of the world’s most loved stories to current and future fans in creative new ways.
“We are now about to visit the most marvellous places and see the most wonderful things.” pic.twitter.com/NIiBeStJm2
— Netflix (@netflix) September 22, 2021
“Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company share a deep love of storytelling,” said Netflix CEO, Ted Sarandos. “Together we have an extraordinary opportunity to write multiple new chapters of these beloved stories, delighting children and adults around the world for generation to come.”
Netflix is currently working with Taika Waititi on a new series based on the world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Other works by Roald Dahl include James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and The BFG.
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