‘The Legend of Zelda’ in Netflix Development for Live-Action TV Series
Well, smash my pots and mask my Majoras, this is unexpected. After decades of stalled developments and rumors, ‘The Legend of Zelda’ might at long last get the live-action treatment, emerging as a potential new Netflix TV series. Rupee-hiding shrubs, you’ve been warned.
Per the Wall Street Journal, Netflix has reported entered development to turn iconic Nintendo video game franchise into a live-action fantasy series, billed as “’Game of Thrones’ for a family audience.” No writers have yet been selected, and the report specifies that Nintendo or Netflix might well squash the project, considering the video game dynasty’s infamous track record with adapting its intellectual properties.
Rather than chart any continuity among the 20+ iterations of ‘The Legend of Zelda’ to emerge since its 1987 beginnings, any potential TV series is expected to follow the traditional model of a boy named Link rescuing Princess Zelda in the land of Hyrule.
Neither Netflix nor Nintendo had any comment on the matter (excuuuuuuuse us, princesses). Could ‘The Legend of Zelda’ work as a live-action Netflix series? What ever would its pot-smashing budget be?