Thursday, 19 March 2020

Netflix launches new fantasy TV series tomorrow

Netflix launches its next epic fantasy project, The Letter for the King, tomorrow.

Based on the popular 1962 Dutch novel De brief voor de koning, by Tonke Dragt, the story follows a young man, Tiuri (Amir Wilson) aspiring to be a knight who breaks his vows to help a man in trouble. The mission, to deliver a letter to another knight, rapidly spirals out of control and soon the fate of the land lies in Tiuri's hands.

As well as Wilson (His Dark Materials), the series stars Gijs Blom, Ruby Ashbourne, Andy Serkis, David Wenham and Omid Djalili.

The six-episode series is aimed at a family audience, which should be refreshing after adult-oriented shows like Game of Thrones and The Witcher.

Netflix has a number of other fantasy projects in development, including an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, a fresh take on The Chronicles of Narnia and a live-action remake of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Development on these projects is expected to continue, although filming will probably not be able to start until the coronavirus pandemic has run its course.

No comments: