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Some pitches for Netflix’s Roald Dahl Extended Universe.

Jessie Gaynor

September 22, 2021, 1:09pm

Another day, another Extended Universe. Netflix announced today that it had acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company and with it, the author’s entire catalogue. Which means, of course, that we’re entering a golden(?) age of free-wheeling adaptations of some of your most beloved childhood titles.

And being the #content creator that I am, I thought I would get the ball rolling with some programming ideas. Remember, there are no bad ideas in brainstorming or blogging.

Hillbilly Elegy 2: The Twits

Dating in a Great Glass Elevator, for Some Reason

House Hunters: Giant Fruit

David Attenborough’s Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Witches, but with a More Nuanced Understanding of How Trauma Engenders Child Consumption

George’s Marvellous Wellness Elixir

An Oompa Loompa Christmas Miracle

Danny, The Champion of the World, but Danny Is Short for DANIELLE. Surprised?

The Great British Chocolate-and-Morality-Off

Tidying Up with Matilda Wormwood

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