Netflix has secured the rights to Jeff Smith’s highly acclaimed graphic novel series “Bone” and plans to develop the international bestseller as an animated kids series.
The story follows the Bone cousins – intrepid Fone Bone, 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
The saga ran from 1991 to 2004 before being recolored and reprinted into a nine-volume graphic novel form that sold eight million copies in North America alone.
Smith has posted a reaction to the news, saying: “I’ve waited a long time for this. 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 2016, Warner Bros. Pictures announced a feature film adaptation to be written and directed by Mark Osborne but that project never got out of development.