Netflix Reportedly Cancelled Live-Action 'The Legend of Zelda' Series Due to Leaks

The project was first announced in 2015.

By
Entertainment
6,447 Hypes 5 Comments

Comedian Adam Conover has revealed the reason behind the cancellation of Netflix and Nintendo‘s live-action The Legend of Zelda series.

According to reports, Nintendo decided to can all of the adaptations after The Wall Street Journal leaked the news of the Zelda series. “Then, a month later, suddenly there were reports Netflix wasn’t going to do its Legend of Zelda anymore,” Conover, who was working on a claymation Star Fox series, said. “I was like ‘what happened?’ And then I heard from my boss we weren’t doing our Star Fox anymore. I was like ‘what happened?’. He was like, ‘someone at Netflix leaked the Legend of Zelda thing, they weren’t supposed to talk about it, Nintendo freaked out… and they pulled the plug on everything, the entire programme to adapt these things.”

Reports of the Zelda series surfaced in February 2015 and was described as “Game of Thrones for a family audience.” The project never materialized, of course, but neither Netflix nor Nintendo ever addressed the series even during its early development.

Elsewhere in entertainment, Idris and Sabrina Elba are developing a brand new anime with Crunchyroll entitled Dantai.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Here's a Better Look at the Special Edition 'Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword' Switch Joy-Cons
Gaming

Here's a Better Look at the Special Edition 'Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword' Switch Joy-Cons

Representing both the Master Sword and the Hylian Shield.

Netflix Announces 'Yū Yū Hakusho' Live-Action Series
Entertainment

Netflix Announces 'Yū Yū Hakusho' Live-Action Series

Adapting the iconic manga/anime franchise.

Netflix Announces Season 2 of Live-Action 'Alice in Borderland' Series
Entertainment

Netflix Announces Season 2 of Live-Action 'Alice in Borderland' Series

What’s to come after the fall of Beach.


'Zelda' Fan Creates Real-Life Majora's Mask
Design

'Zelda' Fan Creates Real-Life Majora's Mask

Keep this one away from the Skull Kid.

iOS 14.5 Will Allow Users Unlock Apple iPhones While Wearing a Mask
Tech

iOS 14.5 Will Allow Users Unlock Apple iPhones While Wearing a Mask

With the help of an Apple Watch.

Mat Fraser Officially Announces His Retirement From Competitive CrossFit
Sports

Mat Fraser Officially Announces His Retirement From Competitive CrossFit

The dominant CrossFit athlete took to Instagram to share his announcement.

Paul Walker's BMW M1 AHG Studie Sells for $500k USD
Automotive

Paul Walker's BMW M1 AHG Studie Sells for $500k USD

A one of ten gem from 1980.


Lanvin Releases New Colors to Its $900 USD Osiris D3-Inspired CURB Sneakers
Footwear

Lanvin Releases New Colors to Its $900 USD Osiris D3-Inspired CURB Sneakers

’90s skate flair.

Amazon Reimagines Michael B. Jordan as Alexa in Super Bowl Ad
Entertainment

Amazon Reimagines Michael B. Jordan as Alexa in Super Bowl Ad

Michael B. Jordan is the new body for Alexa.

Nipsey Hussle's Estate Unveils 'The Marathon' Live Album Experience
Music

Nipsey Hussle's Estate Unveils 'The Marathon' Live Album Experience

Set to take place on February 5.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.