The series of posters for Netflix’s Chronicles of Narnia series that have appeared online are not real but there is still some good news for fans!
If the last few decades have shown us anything, it’s that there is a colossal appetite for the fantasy genre.
From The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Game of Thrones, they make up some of the most popular and best-loved pieces of film and TV ever made.
So, when Netflix announced in October 2018 that they had purchased the rights to C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia, fans of the franchise went into overdrive.
Netflix were promising not only a host of films but also TV series as well.
Since then, details of the new franchise have been drip-fed to fans but in May 2020, a seemingly huge teaser was revealed with the unveiling of a selection of new posters.
However, no matter how stunning they look, these posters aren’t what they seem.
The posters aren’t real
Sadly, despite the teaser images being super-cool, they’re only fan-made.
If you’ve followed recent fantasy series religiously over the past few years, then the signs that the posters aren’t real become a little more obvious.
Take the one below, supposedly for The Last Battle. Dedicated Game of Thrones fans will instantly recognise that the sword and armour belong to Gwendoline Christie’s character, Brienne of Tarth.
And the poster for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe looks to be an image of Ciri from Netflix’s The Witcher series.
A Chronicles of Narina Netflix series is in the works
While the posters above may not be real, the news that Netflix is making a Chronicles of Narnia series is very true.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is believed to have spent a whopping nine-figure sum to acquire the rights to the books.
Having The Chronicles of Narnia alongside The Witcher means that Netflix’s fantasy offering is going to be hugely impressive in the years to come.
There’s plenty more fantasy where that came from
Now that Game of Thrones has come to an end, the world’s film and TV outlets are already vying to fill the fantasy gap left by the HBO series.
While Netflix has Narnia and The Witcher in the works, there is set to be huge competition from the likes of Amazon Prime, Disney+ and HBO in the years to come.
Amazon has their Lord of the Rings series in the works while Disney has recently announced an adaptation of the Percy Jackson series.
And on top of that, HBO has a number of Game of Thrones spin-offs on the table and also shares His Dark Materials with the BBC as well.
It’s certainly an exciting time to be a fantasy fan.