Taika Waititi to Direct Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Animated Netflix Shows

Taika Waititi to Direct Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Animated Netflix Shows
Taika Waititi has been tasked with launching Netflix’s animated Roald Dahl Universe – a gig that will manifest with Two series adaptations based on the legendary author’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Netflix has tapped Waititi – who’s coming off a recent Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar win for JoJo Rabbit – to write, direct and executive-produce the two original shows, each of which will explore distinct sides of Dahl’s most famous literary offering, the two-time-movie-adapted 1964 novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. One series will be a straight adaptation of the traditional story and characters, with the other set to focus on candy man Willy Wonka’s diminutive helpers, the cautionary-song-singing Oompa-Loompas. As Netflix describes of its plans:

“The shows will retain the quintessential spirit and tone of the original story while building out the world and characters far beyond the pages of the Dahl book for the very first time.
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