Report: Netflix Making Legend Of Zelda TV Series

Report: Netflix Making Legend Of Zelda TV Series

The Wall Street Journal reports Netflix and Nintendo are in the early stages of producing a live-action series based on The Legend of Zelda.

The publication’s sources describe the project as being in the “early stages” but is being thought of as “Game of Thrones for a family audience.”

No writers have been attached the potential series yet.

This wouldn’t be The Legend of Zelda‘s first foray into TV, as a 13-episode series ran in 1989.

And nothing can be worse than the CD-I game, Wand of Gamelon, right?

Nintendo’s previous experiments with Hollywood have scared the company off. As much as I love the Super Mario Bros. movie, I don’t blame Nintendo for cutting their loses and giving up.

Of course, it’s possible this project doesn’t go anywhere. Maybe it’s quietly cancelled. It hasn’t been officially announced, which means Nintendo and Netflix don’t want to talk about it yet.


  • All they have to do is make it like Hercules or Xena, but with a stronger feeling of an overarching plot. If the production values are good and they treat it like a TV show for adults (even if they aim it to be PG), they’ll make so much money they’ll think they’d released the DS.

  • The Legend of Zelda series would lend itself so well to being an anime. It feels way too fantasy-based to be believable as a live-action affair…

    • Lord of the Rings seemed to work out ok.
      I think it could work IF it’s handled with respect by a talented team of directors, writers and actors. I do wonder when such a show would be set; Windwaker era or Ocarina of Time era?

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