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Legend of Zelda Live-Action Series Coming to Netflix -- Report

A series in reportedly in the works that involves the tried and true "Link rescuing Princess Zelda in Hyrule."

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[UPDATE; March 23] Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has commented on the rumors. Read his full statement here.

The original story is below.

Following on the success of original programming like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, a recent report suggests that Netflix may be expanding even further: shows based on video games.

A story posted in the Wall Street Journal today states that, "[Netflix] is in the early stages of developing a live-action series based on 'Zelda,' about an ordinary boy named Link who must rescue a princess named Zelda and save a fantasy world called Hyrule."

The article reports that, according to an unnamed source, Netflix is "working closely with Nintendo." However, there is currently no writer attached to the project.

The show could potentially tie-in to The Legend of Zelda Wii U game slated for sometime this year, or it could be a wholly original project. We've reached out to Netflix and Nintendo for comment and will update this story with more details as they're made available. But what would you like to see in a Hyrule-based show?

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