Live-Action Zelda Series Incoming?


All you need to know going into your weekend is that The Wall Street Journal is reporting Nintendo and Netflix have teamed up to produce a live-action Zelda series, and apparently Netflix is going for a PG version of Game of Thrones.

Via The Wall Street Journal:

The video streaming service is in the early stages of developing a live action series based on “Zelda,” about an ordinary boy named Link who must rescue a princess named Zelda and save a fantasy world called Hyrule, said a person familiar with the matter. As it seeks writers to work on the show, Netflix is describing it as Game of Thrones for a family audience, this person said.

That is all. Carry on.

CARRY THE FUCK ON MY ASS. I’m trying, TRYING to remain calm amid this chaotic news of awesomeness because DAMMIT I don’t want my heart to be broken. Please, Nintendo. Please let this be a thing. PLEAAAAAAAAAAASE!!! /throws self on ground, begs, grovels, cries.

If this WERE true, I would love to see something more, like, “Game of Thrones for teenagers” instead of families, but hey, at this point I would take a freakin’ stick figure live-action Zelda series.


Are you excited about this even being a possibility? Or are you nervous? Does it give you the anxiety-shits?


  1. Lol @ ‘the anxiety-shits.’ That has to be my next band name.

    It sounds like they’re trying to milk a cash cow (or,more accurately, a genetically-hybrid monetary bovine of Netflix Original Series and Legend of Zelda). It will likely have a minimum threshold of non-suck-hole-ness, but I don’t expect it to be better than decent.

    • hahahahhahahaha BEST BAND NAME EVER

      I hope you’re wrong, dude. But yeah, I know how hard it’ll be to absolutely *nail* it.

      • As long as the words “we, excuuuuuuuuse me princess.” are not said. Like ever. I’ll be satisfied

  2. As long as Link says “excuuuuuse meeeee princess!” It will be as awesome as a shark shooting a dragon with a fin mounted gatling lazer.

  3. I’m nervous in that I realllyyy want to see it be awesome but I’m not exactly sure if it actually WILL be.

      • EXACTLY! I hold my LoZ to high regards. But if this was say, eh, Devil May Cry I’d be like “HELL YEAH!” because if it was cheesy it would be fine because DMC IS cheesy but Zelda is so…precious.

  4. Man, Anxiety shits is right. I really want this to be good.. I don’t think it will be bad, per se, but people will have rediculously high expectations (maybe me included) and the second it doesn’t, (casting, story line, continuity) people will rain shit down on it like a waterspout traveling over. Sewage treatment plant.

    • Absolutely. And LOL your comment is hilarious! But yeah, it’s gonna be tough to nail what folks have envisioned, especially since there are SO many ideas out there.

      • Exactly! My idea of what a Zelda live action is different from yours, which is different from the next guys. There are so many different story lines in the games alone it will be tough to to please everyone. Best bet would be to stick as close to the original cannon as possible (characters and setting) and start a fresh story. My opinion, easiest way to pass off as few people as possible.

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