Netflix Developing Live Action ‘Legend Of Zelda’ Series?

You can probably hear the faint flapping of flying pigs in the distance as you’re reading this, because the most unthinkable of unthinkables seems to be taking place. Nintendo’s hit franchise, The Legend Of Zelda, is in currently development at Netflix to become a live action series, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Let me repeat that: The Legend Of Zelda is in development to become a live action series on Netflix.

After checking to make sure it’s not April 1, come on back, because we’ve got a few details.

” ‘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.”

This news is huge for fans. Yes, the video game franchise had a short-lived animated TV series made in the late ’80s, but that had very little in common with the beloved game, apart from the name. You can take a look at the opening for that series below.