Netflix has optioned Jeff Smith’s Bone for a planned animated series for kids. First reported by Deadline, the Netflix series follows over a decade of development of Bone by Warner Bros. as an animated feature film.
“I’ve waited a long time for this,” Smith said. “Netflix is the perfect home for Bone. Fans of the books know that the story develops chapter-by-chapter and book-by-book. An animated series is exactly the way to do this! The team at Netflix understands Bone and is committed to doing something special – this is good news for kids and cartoon lovers all over the world.”
Warner Bros. licensed Bone back in 2008, working for 11 years to bring the film to the big screen. In 2006, Warner Bros. announced that Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne and Artemis Fowl screenwriter Adam Kline were working on a Bone film trilogy. Prior to Warner Bros.’s involvement, Nickelodeon also at one point was developing a Bone film.