Sunday, January 23, 2022

Netflix and Penguin Random House Children’s UK Announce Rights Deal for Brian Jacques’ ‘Redwall’ Books

The popular fantasy book series Redwall by Brian Jacques will be coming to life on screen thanks to a rights deal between Penguin Random House Children’s UK and Netflix.

The children’s book series chronicles the adventures of the heroic animals that inhabit the forest haven of Redwall Abbey. Redwall was published from 1986 to 2011, with over 30 million copies sold and translated into more than 20 languages. 

A feature film based on Jacques’ first book in the series, Redwall, is in development with writer Patrick McHale (Over the Garden Wall, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio), along with an event series based on the character of Martin the Warrior.

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This deal will mark the first time a single company will hold filming rights to the series. It will also be the first feature film of Jacques’ work.

Redwall will be joining Netflix’s class of original animated series including, Academy Award-nominated Klaus, Oscar winner Glen Keanes’ Over the Moon, as well as the Fall 2021 comedy Back to the Outback, Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10 ½: A Space-Age Adventure, and Nora Twomey’s My Father’s Dragon.

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