Roald Dahl book gets TV adaptation
The literary estate of children’s author Roald Dahl has joined forces with indie producer Adastra Creative to produce the first animated TV series based on a Dahl title.
Based on the book The Enormous Crocodile, the new show will trace Dahl’s style of storytelling and the illustrations of Quentin Blake. The 52 x 11-minute will chart the further adventures of the hopeless crocodile.
While such films as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Fantastic Mr Fox have been adapted from Dahl’s books, this marks the first time the estate has allowed the creation of new stories based on an existing work. Adastra writers Mellie Buse and Jan Page, creators of the preschool series Grandpa in my Pocket, will be at the helm of this project.
Adastra is currently in discussions with UK broadcasters and is keen to talk to further potential UK and international partners.