Good news for fans of high fantasy: we learn that Netflix and Disney+ are snapping up one of the most great authors of the genre, and he is French. Cororico!
Two very ambitious projects
After the phenomenal success of Game of Thrones< /em>, which captivated the 2011 crowds at; 2019, expanding de facto, as the trilogy had done before itThe Lord of the Rings by Peter Jackson, the number of fantasy fans, the news recent history has shown us how much the big Hollywood majors and platforms are now betting a lot on this genre in particular.
While we have just discovered the first seasons of House of the Dragon(shown on HBO) and Rings of Power(streaming on Prime Video), and that Netflix is working hard to save The Witcherseries after Henry Cavill s defection,on learns today that Netflix and Disney+ are snapping up one of the greatest current fantasy authors: Frenchman Jean-Philippe Jaworski. If you're new to fantasy, maybe the name means nothing to you; however, fans of the genre will tell you how extremely talented this French writer is. em>and The Kings of the World.
Consists of collections of short stories Janua Vera (2007) and The Feeling of Iron (2015) and the novel Winning the War < /em>(2009), the Tales of the Old Kingdomis a truly fascinating fantasy universe, with diverse inspirations. Dislocated during a particularly bloody war, the events of which are recounted in The Sentiment of Iron, the Old Kingdom disappeared, and its former provinces had very close relations. s tense: the Republic of Ciudalia (inspired by the Italian Renaissance), the Duchy; of Bromael (which recalls the stories that make up the Matter of Brittany), the Kingdom of Ressine (of Persian inspiration), etc. The cycle will soon be extended. of Chevalier aux Épines, a divided novel in three volumes, of which we were able to read the first opus in advance (it will be released on January 18), and which will be at for sure the Fantasy event of the year 2023.
The cycle of Kings of the Worlds holds, as far as to he, of historical fantasy, and more particularly of Celtic fantasy. We follow the destiny of two brothers from the biturige Gallic nobility, Bellovèse and Ségovèse, mentioned by Livy, whose father was killed by their uncle, the High King Ambigat. This particularly well-written tale of revenge is a true narrative tour de force, which has already been revealed. conquered many readers. The cycle is composed of from: Not Even Dead (2013), Chasse Royale(published in four volumes between 2015 and 2020) and soon from La Grande Jument.
That Disney+ and Netflix want to adapt Jaworski's novels is an exciting choice! According to the words of its publisher, Erwan Cherel (Les Moutons Électriques), the two works concerned are Winning the War < /em>(Imaginal Prize for the best French-language novel in 2009) et Even not dead (Imaginal Prize for the best French-language novel in 2014).
A few years ago,Jean-Philippe Jaworski confided; that a ten-episode series adapting Not Even Dead was in the works. And it seems that one of the two platforms we mentioned above is interested in this project. Above all, if the imminent prospect of seeing Bellovèse incarnated; to the screen is enough to make us fantasy fans squeal with joy, we can hardly put into words the excitement we have at this screen. the idea of seeing an incarnation of the ruffian Don Benvenuto Gesufal, the earthy killer in unscrupulous pledges to Win the War. À note that the novel has already is the adaptation of a particularly successful comic strip, of which we await the fifth and last volume.
The start of these two adaptations obviously has something to satisfy us: not only Winning the War and Not Even Deadhave the potential to compete with series such as House of the Dragon in terms of intensity; narrative, but in addition they highlight the honor the incredible production of French fantasy, which is full of writers and talented comic book scriptwriters, of Jean-Philippe Jaworski (Winning the War< /em>) àgrave; Pierre Pevel (The Cardinal's Blades), via Jean Dufaux (Complainte des Landes Perdues) and Lupano (Alim le Tanneur, Stalking). Without forgetting of course Alexandre Astier (Kaamelott), who recently announced; a project around the character of Karadoc.
And if you are a fan of Jean-Philippe Jaworski, or if you wish to ;cover, we highly recommend reading our interview with the author, which you can find by clicking here.