The Legend of Zelda is Nintendo's most successful video game franchise, right behind Mario of course. There are tons of games in the series, spanning across many generations of Nintendo consoles! Each game more or less takes place in or around the kingdom of Hyrule. The basic premise of the games are a young boy, named Link must save the princess Zelda from the evil wizard king Ganondorf.
Well it looks like LoZ will be taking it's wonderful world and story to Netflix members! Netflix, the popular video-streaming subscription-based service, is working on a live-action Legend of Zelda show!
Yes! After years and years, Nintendo fans will finally be getting what they wanted! Albeit most fans desired for a film, a show is even better! It means more adventures and more time in the wonderful kingdom of Hyrule.
While video-game to film adaptions are pretty hard to pull off, you can feel safe knowing that the crew over at Netflix is not only working closely with Nintendo, but also have some pretty good inspiration.
According to the Wall Street Journal (source below), The show is being described as a family-friendly Game of Thrones!
This could mean a few things. It could mean that the world will be big and rich and beautiful like in GoT, something I'm okay with. Or it could mean that the show will have many interconnected and branching storylines featuring a plethora of interesting characters, something else I'm okay with!
Unfortunately, this could all be null and void as the show is still looking for a writer and has a long way to go before it comes out. Plus, Nintendo is known for being very protective of their franchises, so there's always a chance they could pull out of the project at anytime. Another thing to worry about is whether or not you'd have to own a Nintendo console to watch this. Though it will be on Netflix, there's always the chance that Nintendo insists on it being some Wii U/3DS Netflix subscriber's exclusive.
For now we'll just have to wait and see...and hope.
Source: Wall Street Journal