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#1 Feb 06 2015 at 4:26 PM Rating: Good
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Coming to Netflix. It had better not suck.

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“The Legend of Zelda,” one of the most popular videogame series of all time, is in the works as a television show at Netflix.

The video streaming service is in the early stages of developing a live action series based on “Zelda,” about an ordinary boy named Link who must rescue a princess named Zelda and save a fantasy world called Hyrule, said a person familiar with the matter. As it seeks writers to work on the show, Netflix is describing it as “Game of Thrones” for a family audience, this person said.

The “Zelda” games have traditionally included swords and sorcery, like “Game of Thrones” or “Lord of the Rings,” but typically with a more light-hearted, kid-friendly tone.

Netflix is said to be working closely with Nintendo, the Japanese game developer that has made about 20 “The Legend of Zelda” games since the original, which was released in the U.S. in 1987.

Nintendo is very protective of its intellectual property and has allowed few adaptations over the years. An animated “Legend of Zelda” series ran for just one season in 1989. A 1993 movie based on Nintendo’s “Super Mario Bros.” was an infamous bomb.

As it is still seeking a writer to work on the series, Netflix has a long road to travel before a “Legend of Zelda” series actually becomes a reality. It’s also possible that Netflix or Nintendo will kill the project before it gets off the ground.

A Netflix spokeswoman declined to comment. A Nintendo spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
"Game of Thrones for a family audience". Yeah, it'll probably suck. I'll still watch it every week or whatever.

#2 Feb 09 2015 at 10:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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A 1993 movie based on Nintendo’s “Super Mario Bros.” was an infamous bomb.
I have a difficult time following an article that misspells "amazing" as badly as they did.
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#3 Feb 09 2015 at 12:38 PM Rating: Good
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As someone on reddit put it, this two out of three possible outcomes of this are wins for us as audience members:

Case 1: The show is awesome. We get an awesome show. We win.

Case 2: The show is terrible. We get Youtube Pewp lolfilter material for decades to come. We still win.

Case 3: The show is meh - not good enough to be good, not bad enough to be good. It fades into obscurity pretty quickly. You can probably consider this a loss.

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#4 Feb 09 2015 at 1:44 PM Rating: Good
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#5 Feb 11 2015 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
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Vataro wrote:


That is a pretty wacky cast list.
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#6 Feb 11 2015 at 3:12 PM Rating: Good
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Vataro wrote:


That is a pretty wacky cast list.


I thought it was going to be serious when I first started reading it. But that wasn't the case.
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#7 Feb 13 2015 at 1:19 PM Rating: Good
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I mean, the title of the article is "Here's what the ideal cast of Netflix's Legend of Zelda would be", so I figured it was obvious that it was not completely serious Smiley: tongue

I was also hoping after the first handful of people that they were going to go for an all female cast. Then I was disappointed Smiley: frown

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#8 Mar 23 2015 at 11:52 PM Rating: Good
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So, apparently WSJ was misinformed.
The live-action Zelda TV series rumored to be in development for Netflix is based off incorrect information, Nintendo has today confirmed.

In early February, the Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo and Netflix were working closely together to bring a new The Legend of Zelda series to life. The project was described as Game of Thrones for families, with Link tasked with saving Princess Zelda from Ganon.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has confirmed that information to be incorrect. Speaking with TIME, Iwata says he has no new information to share with regard to the use of Nintendo’s IP in any TV shows or films. “I can at least confirm that the article in question [Wall Street Journal] is not based on correct information,” Iwata said.

Iwata did not entirely rule out the possibility of a Zelda TV series.
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#9 Mar 24 2015 at 7:32 AM Rating: Good
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Should have included an "Well excuuuuuuuuuse me, Princess" in there somewhere.
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