Netflix Developing a Live-Action Zelda Series

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On one hand, this could be the birth of something great, but on the other hand, this could be absolutely terrifying. Nintendo has a reasonably bad track record when it comes to TV series - the CD-i Zelda flops immediately come to mind. I'm actually interested to see where this goes - it is reported that the series would be akin to HBO's Game of Thrones, but in a more family friendly context.​
So someone please explain to me, how could this series be any similar to Game of Thrones? There isn't a ton of political drama, but I will admit there is a large cast of characters to play around with. Not a ton of royal families to think about either, so I'm definitely shot out here. Zelda has a twin, maybe, and those twins end up romping each other? Any who, Netflix and Nintendo mentioned that the project could be axed at any time, so there's that. What do you guys think?​
 

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This'll be interesting. I wonder how they'll communicate without actually speaking. Maybe have only the face and emotion, however forced subs?
I can dream
 
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I can't wait to be severely disappointed in this, like every other video game-to-TV/Movie thing ever.

I've no idea how they could even make a series off of something like Zelda anyways, since it's got virtually no...well, TV-ready story. They're going to have to pull a hell of a lot of plot out of their ass if they want this to succeed in any sense.

I also have no idea how this will be like Game of Thrones, since Game of Thrones is 30% fucking, 30% fighting, 30% politics, 9% plot progression and 1% "family fun". Lol
 
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I can't wait to be severely disappointed in this, like every other video game-to-TV/Movie thing ever.

I've no idea how they could even make a series off of something like Zelda anyways, since it's got virtually no...well, TV-ready story. They're going to have to pull a hell of a lot of plot out of their ass if they want this to succeed in any sense.

I also have no idea how this will be like Game of Thrones, since Game of Thrones is 30% fucking, 30% fighting, 30% politics, 9% plot progression and 1% "family fun". Lol
Well the easiest way is to not hold themselves to anything in the Zelda universe other than being a part of it. So many adaptations try to shoe-horn in every reference and validation that it becomes underwhelming and token, and also badly portrayed.

It might also not be much longer than a short season, around eight episodes.
 

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So Link's gonna say "hyaah" the whole time?

In truth Link's been in need of a proper voice for a really long time and with Zelda 2015 (Wii U) this would also be ideal to have included.
 

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If done right, this could be something epic. In addition to the main plots of the games, there's an abundance of lore to draw inspiration from. They could start off with how the three goddesses created the world, and delve deep into Majora and Ganon's backstory, and go over the whole zelda link reincarnation thing. Then there's the whole Twilight Princess thing with Midna (another kingdom right there) There's alot to work with.
 

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I can't wait to be severely disappointed in this, like every other video game-to-TV/Movie thing ever.

I've no idea how they could even make a series off of something like Zelda anyways, since it's got virtually no...well, TV-ready story. They're going to have to pull a hell of a lot of plot out of their ass if they want this to succeed in any sense.

I also have no idea how this will be like Game of Thrones, since Game of Thrones is 30% fucking, 30% fighting, 30% politics, 9% plot progression and 1% "family fun". Lol


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I hope this gets axed... The idea is nice, and perhaps an interesting trailer could be produced, but to stretch the plot of a Zelda game into a tv series? There's no way to do that without pure soap opera filler trash. Let's take a beloved video game franchise, remove the puzzle and gameplay elements, extend all cut scenes, and place it on tv and maybe we'll get some money. How about some young, attractive, up and coming actors to forever scar the memory of these characters? Perhaps they'll do it like Gotham and never have Link in there, but have different stories revolving around other people living in Hyrule with occasional cameos from recognized characters. Oh, and let's make Zelda a transvestite and all Zoras can be black people but with gills or something just because edgy. Go Hollywood!

P.S. I don't have Netflix anyway...
 

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