A new Netflix young adult fantasy The Letter for the King has a trailer out:
The Letter for the King | Official Trailer | Netflix on YouTube
The Letter for the King is based on a novel by Dutch author Tonke Dragt and, according to IMDB, filmed in Czech Republic and New Zealand. (I thought I recognized the Southern Alps from Peter Jackson’s LotR films!)
Apart from what Tor.com has to tell, I don’t know anything about the series except that it reminds me of The Shannara Chronicles (both in the good and the bad). Of the writers I know nothing; of the cast, I’ve only seen two of the adults (David Wenham, Andy Serkis), so neither helps me decide whether it might be worth tracking down. Anyone know anything interesting about this project?
The series will be available on Netflix March 20, 2020.
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I didn’t know anything about the Netflix series before reading this post, but growing up in Germany in the 80s, I loved this book! So excited right now.
(The book might be one of the reasons I ended up studying “Ältere Deutsche Literaturwissenschaft”. Because knights and stuff. ;))
Oh, cool! And there are many worse reasons to pick your academic field than on the basis of books you loved as a kid. 🙂 Thanks for the comment.
As a curiosity, I checked the fount of all human knowledge (Wikipedia) and found that De brief voor de koning actually was not translated into Finnish until very recently. I was wondering whether I was the wrong generation for it, but nope, it did exist in my childhood, just not in a language I was able to read as a kid.