Citing unnamed sources, the Wall Street Journal reported Feb. 6 that Netflix is developing a live action original series based on Nintendo's "Legend of Zelda" franchise. The series is described as a "Game of Thrones for a family audience." Neither Netflix nor Nintendo commented on the report.
– Nicholas Deleon Circa Technology Editor
Netflix Is Developing a Live-Action ‘Legend of Zelda’ Series
Additions to Netflix in February include the first five seasons of "MASH" and the 2014 reboot of the movie RoboCop. Season three of "House of Cards" will also debut this month. High-profile departures in February include the movie Apocalypse Now and several Batman and James Bond movies.
What's New On Netflix Streaming: February Additions
Netflix in December 2014 debuted "Marco Polo," the latest series to debut on the streaming service (though it was originally developed for the Starz cable channel). Reviews were mixed, with The Verge calling it a "rip-off" of "Game of Thrones."
Netflix Lands Fox's 'Gotham' After First Season Worldwide
The Tina Fey comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was picked up by Netflix in November 2014. The series was originally picked up by NBC earlier this year before being dropped, and is now scheduled to debut on Netflix next spring. Two seasons of the show have been ordered.
In September 2014 Netflix acquired the worldwide streaming rights to "Gotham." The Warner Bros.-produced show will air on Fox. It is an "origin story" of Batman / Bruce Wayne as a child in Gotham City. Similar deals are usually done country-by-country, but Netflix can stream the show worldwide.
The movie-going experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement.
- Harvey Weinstein, Weinstein Co. co-chairman
Netflix, the Weinstein Co., and Imax announced a deal in Sept. 2014 to release "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" simultaneously on Aug. 28, 2015. The sequel will be directed by Yuen Woo-ping and star Michelle Yeoh, who will reprise her role from the first film.
With ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel, Netflix Takes Aim at Hollywood