Gaming News 11 Mar 2021 10:06 AM +00:00

Netflix May Be Working on a Legend of Zelda Live Action Show

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According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, The Legend of Zelda is set to be made into a television series, exclusive to Netflix.

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The WSJ are in communication with a source who claims Netflix are working closely with Nintendo to bring this series to life. The show is apparently still seeking writers, but is being pitched as 'Game of Thrones for a family audience.'

In addition to a re-release of Majora's Mask on 3DS due next week, Nintendo are currently developing a brand new Legend of Zelda title for their Wii U system also due to release this year. Could the TV series be linked to that? Then again, if writers haven't even been attached yet, how far away is this project from coming off? 

Nintendo are notoriously protective of their franchises. The last time we saw The Legend of Zelda made into anything other than a video game was way back in 1989 when it was converted into a cartoon alongside Super Mario Brothers.

Netflix, meanwhile, are about to embark on an incredible year filled with exclusives, including Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, Season 3 of House of Cards, the long-awaited sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and a TV show dedicated to Marvel's blind super-hero, Daredevil.

The WSJ reached out to Netflix, but the spokeswoman declined to comment. Likewise, a Nintendo spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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