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Netflix Developing Live-Action Legend of Zelda Series

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm by Stephen Janes

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Well, excuse me!

Netflix has recently been doing a great job locking up big franchises to bolster their original programming. Now, the popular Legend of Zelda franchise is in the works to become a television show for Netflix.

So far all we know is that a series based on the Legend of Zelda is in the very early stages of development and it’s being described as “Game of Thrones for a family audience.” If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, Nintendo and Netflix are working closely in order to preserve the integrity of the franchise with this series.

As you may recall, there was a television series based on the Zelda franchise back in 1989. You might have blocked it from your memory banks which is acceptable due to the poor nature of the show. Taking place after the events of the original Legend of Zelda video game, the series followed Link and Zelda attempting to thwart Ganon’s plans for stealing the triforce. The triforce talked, also. It was weird.

There is still a very long way to go before we see anything from this series, however. Although announced, no writers or any other crew have been finalized, so we might have to be patient for some time.

I cannot wait to see how this turns out. The Legend of Zelda games have years of content and storylines to pull from and could very easily lend itself to an interesting web-television series. I’ve always hoped to see Link and Zelda on the big screen but I’ll gladly accept this in its place. Also, Game of Thrones is a pretty good series, so that makes me even more excited for this.

Stephen Janes is also co-host of the Pixelated Podcast and occasionally writes for this fabulous site. You can follow his gaming nonsense on Twitter.

    • “Poor nature of the show?” The animated series from 1989 is delightfully cheesy as hell, and I remember it as a highlight of late 80s cartoons! Compared to other video-games-turned-cartoons, it’s a masterpiece!

    • Well excuuuuuse me, Randy!

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