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Netflix Reportedly Developing Live Action Legend of Zelda Series

The Wall Street Journal reports that the show is in the early planning stages.

Like this, but with a human person, like Charlie Hunnam, or Harvey Fierstein. You know, humans!
Like this, but with a human person, like Charlie Hunnam, or Harvey Fierstein. You know, humans!

Here's a fun little Friday afternoon news bomb for everyone. According to Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz, Netflix and Nintendo are working together on a new live action television series based on the latter's Legend of Zelda franchise. The report, which comes via a source "familiar with the matter," is intended to be a Game of Thrones style series, albeit with a more family friendly tone.

This apparent partnership between the online streaming giant and Zelda maker is in the very early stages. No writers have been hired for the project yet, and the story cautions that any number of hurdles still need to be cleared before the series reaches the production stage. Should it get to that stage, it would be the first officially sanctioned episodic Legend of Zelda series since the 1989 animated show, which lasted just 13 episodes.

Regardless of whether or not this show comes to fruition, it's interesting to hear rumblings that Nintendo is even considering anything like this. Is a Legend of Zelda series officially produced in conjunction with Nintendo something you'd be into? If so, what would you want to see out of it? I have my own ideas. Well, one idea, anyway. It's actually just the concept of this video spaced out over seven seasons.

You'd watch that, right? Of course you would.

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