Oscar winner Taika Waititi has been signed on to write, direct and executive produce two original animated series based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Netflix.

The first series will be based on the original story fans know and love, while the second one will focus on the Oompa-Loompas from the factory with an original storyline.

Netflix has said the shows will keep the tone of the original Roald Dahl tale, but also ‘build out the world and characters far beyond the pages of the Dahl book for the very first time’.

Dahl’s estate reached a deal with Netflix in 2018, and the deal with Waititi indicates the first plans to develop the author’s works into fresh content.

It has been reported that Netflix is also looking for recognised names to adapt other major Dahl stories such as The BFG, The Twits and Matilda.

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