Netflix Acquires the Rights to ‘Bone’


Cover by Jeff Smith. Courtesy of Cartoon Books

Netflix has acquired the rights to Jeff Smith’s classic comic book Bone, and they have plans to develop the comic book into an animated series.

The fantastical story follows the Bones-cousins, taking off right as Fone and Smiley Bone help Phoncible P. “Phoney” Bone escape their village after Phoney’s attempt at becoming Major of Boneville goes awry.

The comics were originally published from 1991 to 2004 in black and white. In 2005, Scholastic recolored and reprinted the original 55 issues into a nine issue run of graphic novels. Netflix is not the first big company showing interest in Bone. Warner Bros., however, first bought the rights back in 2008. Their plan of a feature film fell through, and Netflix has swooped in with a new vision for the future of Bone.

There is no word yet on when production will start and how soon we will see Bone animated, but we sure are excited for what’s to come!

Despite having been a fangirl for as long as she can remember, it wasn’t until Emelie left the security of her hometown in the north of Sweden for the hustle and bustle of Gothenburg, that she found her tribe and really immersed herself in fandom. She currently works as second line field engineer tech support, and shares her home with cats Loki and Stiles. In her free time you can find her either playing Dungeons & Dragons 5e, or on Twitter (@killingnormalcy) yelling about Critical Role, Marvel, Twenty One Pilots, and Overwatch.

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