It has recently been reported that Netflix is in early development of a live-action Legend of Zelda series. Apparently described as “Game of Thrones for a family audience“, it’s rumoured that they are now seeking writers while working closely with Nintendo.
There has been no official announcements as of yet, and could easily be simple misinformation. The question remains however, could a Netflix exclusive Zelda television series work? On the one hand it could be the dream many Zelda fans have been awaiting for years, but is this too lofty of a goal? Video game to film adaptations have an infamous history that some may not be keen to see repeated with an already reputable series like The Legend of Zelda. However, it’s of my opinion that if anyone could make it work with the proper creativity and production, it’s Netflix.
So whether this news is simply a misunderstanding, devious falsities, doomed to development hell forever, or truly in the works, there’s no doubt that the thought of a well made Game of Thrones-esque show set in The Legend of Zelda’s iconic Hyrule is very exciting.
We’ll keep our eyes and ears open for more news on this potential huge reveal.