The streaming platform and the Albert René editions team up to adapt the album The Battle of the Chiefs. In the production, Alain Chabat, who has already signed Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra.
By Toutatis ! According to information from Parisian , confirmed by Netflix on his Twitter account, Alain Chabat will produce an animated series based on the adventures of Asterix. The project is the result of a collaboration between the streaming platform and the Albert René editions, which publish the albums of “most popular Gallic of all time“. Almost 20 years after realizing Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, a huge box-office success with more than 14 million admissions, Alain Chabat therefore returns to the universe created by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny in 1959. The release of this original creation should take place in 2023.
The animated series will be the adaptation of an album of the adventures of Asterix and Obelix, published in 1966, The Battle of the Chiefs. «Writing and directing an animated series has always been a dream. I am delighted to be able to do it with Asterix, of which I have been a fan for years! It promises to be an extraordinary adventure», Enthuses Alain Chabat to the Parisian. He who has already made 5 films will try his hand at the animation register, which will be done here in 3D. The project being in its beginnings, many mysteries persist, in particular the identity of the actors selected for the dubbing.
The general manager of Albert René editions, Céleste Surugue, is delighted with this collaboration. “This project represents a unique opportunity to introduce or rediscover the universe of Asterix to more than 200 million Netflix subscribers in more than 190 countries, and to reach a new generation of spectators! It will also help to strengthen the international influence of this mythical figure of French popular culture, Asterix.», He declares to the Parisian. If there is one country that has not yet fallen into Asterix’s pot, it is the United States. By arriving on Netflix, the glory of the little Gaul could – finally – cross the Atlantic.
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