RUMOR: Netflix to produce a Legend of Zelda series

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda has been one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, yet the only adaptation it has ever had was a poorly remembered cartoon in the 1989. Supposedly, Netflix is working on a live-action adaptation for their original programming. Described as a Game of Thrones for a family audience, Netflix is supposedly working closely with Nintendo on the project.

The project is still very early in production, and is still looking for a writer. Netflix declined to comment, and Nintendo could not be reached, so an actual announcement is still some time away. Do you think Netflix would do the Legend of Zelda franchise justice, or should Nintendo kill the project before it gets too far? Sound off in the comments.


About Guy Rainey

I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.

  • Taiyaki

    If this is true officially worst Zelda news of the decade.

    • Tara

      I dunno, we still have 5 years left of the current decade. They could decide to re-release the CD-i travesties.

  • ragunaxl

    Zelda yes, thrones no! I’d rather it be a guy friendly once upon a time. A series would lend itself better to a long Zelda tale than a movie. But why all the politics? Zelda games can be drawn out for 80 hours. Still has less than a half hour of plot. It’s a western, large panoramic shots, landscapes and horse chases… not a bunch of egos playing out summer slam sans-wrestling in shakespeare clothes!! This is epona s***

    • Tara

      I know plenty of guys that watch Once Upon a Time. Not alone, though, so… I guess that might say something.

      Also, just on the record, really sick of “Game of Thrones” being used as some sort of example as to how to make something “good”. I haven’t seen it, personally, it may be good. But not everything needs to emulate it in order to be good. The phrase “we’re going to make something like Game of Thrones” seems to get put out there quite a bit. That’s great, it’s a successful show. But historically, how many other games/movies/shows have emulated another and been successful using a similar formula? (Which to be fair, usually 1 or 2 pull it off, and everything else is doomed to be forgotten forever.)

  • Tara

    I really hope this is NOT true. I love The Legend of Zelda, and if done right, it could be good. (Like those fan movies.)

    … however, you know they’ll screw this up somehow and make it intolerable. The primary mistake on any of these seems to be making Link a speaking character. I’m gonna guess this Link won’t be able to wait to bomb some Dodongos, or maybe even have to excuse himself when talking to Zelda.

    Or maybe I’m just being too negative. I dunno.

    • ragunaxl

      Haha, excuuuse me princess!

  • Klagmar

    There is no way this could go wrong.

  • multibottler0cket

    I wish I knew how I felt about this 😛