Netflix is Developing Live-Action Legend of Zelda Series

by
Jessica Renae Buxbaum
Attention all gamers! Legend of Zelda is in the works as a television show for Netflix.

Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda, the most popular video game of all time, is in the works as a television show for Netflix.

The Wall Street Journal reports Netflix is working with Nintendo on developing the show and currently searching for writers. Netflix describes the show as Game of Thrones but with a family audience.

The last attempt by Nintendo on a live-action version of Zelda was the 1993 Super Mario Bros. film — a notorious flop. Nintendo has been hesitant ever since in turning its franchises into movies or TV shows. Only one season aired of the animated version of Zelda in 1989, where the “Excuse me, princess,” reference originates.

The series might have a little trouble grasping a captivating plot with audiences because of its rather consistent story line of ordinary boy Link rescuing the princess Zelda each and every time. The concept is a little too traditional for my taste, but Netflix has varied options in setting and art style from the game to transform this piece creatively.

The project still has a long way to go, and Netflix or Nintendo could nix it before writing even starts.

In light of the news, the Internet blew up in skeptical and hilarious tweets.

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