When you see a list of comics yet to be adapted, and should be this one is on pretty much all of them. Well, that list just got a bit shorter. Deadline reports that Bone from cartoonist Jeff Smith, will be adapted as an animated series by Netflix.
This has been over a decade long journey for Smith. Warner Bros. has made attempts to adapt Bone since 2008, but the projects never saw the light of day. It seems like Smith is excited for this new opportunity.
“I’ve waited a long time for this,” Smith said. “Netflix is the perfect home for Bone. Fans of the books know that the story develops chapter-by-chapter and book-by-book. An animated series is exactly the way to do this! The team at Netflix understands Bone and is committed to doing something special — this is good news for kids and cartoon lovers all over the world.”
In case you’re unfamiliar with the story, Bone follows the Bone cousins — the intrepid Fone Bone, the scheming Phoney Bone, and the affable Smiley Bone — on their adventures through a vast, uncharted desert that gives way to a mysterious valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. It has been entertaining fans since 1991, with many on social media saying Bone was their gateway to the comics world. The award winning series boasted 55 issues before moving to Scholastic/Graphix Books in 2005.
No release date, or number of episodes, has been released at this time.
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