The iconic comic book heroes Asterix & Obelix will arrive on Netflix in 2023 in 3D animation for a limited television series.
Asterix and Obelix are making their small screen debut on Netflix in 2023.
Netflix announced its order for an Asterix television series, directed by Alain Chabat, as reported THR. The limited series will be created in 3D animation and will be written in French.
In 1961, the first Asterix and Obelix The graphic novel was published. The acclaimed French series has spawned over 38 volumes of adventures for its titular heroes and follows Asterix and Obelix’s fight against Roman invaders to protect their beloved village. With the help of a magic potion brewed by the village druid Getafix, the couple have embarked on numerous journeys, often appearing during important historical events. The adventures of Asterix and Obelix have been translated into over a hundred different dialects and languages.
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Chabat is no stranger to the Gauls couple, as he directed the 2002 live-action feature film adaptation of Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. The series order will see Netflix partner with French publisher Hatchette’s Les Editions Albert René to develop and create the series.
Dominique Bazay, Netflix Original Animation Director, stated: “I am delighted that Alain Chabat is back Asterix… And that’s on Netflix. “
Following the success of the Netflix heist series Lupine – which was inspired by the popular Maurice Leblanc novels and garnered audience numbers that rivaled the likes of Bridgerton and season 3 of Cobra Kai – Netflix has been investing more in French content. In 2020, the streaming giant opened a new headquarters in Paris.
the Asterix and Obelix The series will be based on the Asterix and the big fight graphic novel and will debut on Netflix sometime in 2023.
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