Will Davies (“How to Train Your Dragon”) will adapt the novel for the Svod service, alongside Paul Trijbits (“Saving Mr. Banks”). Filmwave, the London-based production company that Trijbits (pictured) owns with Christian Grass, is producing.
Tonke Dragt’s medieval adventure novel was first published in 1962. Combining elements of classic fairy tales and legend, it has since been published in 25 languages, sold over a million copies, and won numerous awards.
The book is set in a fantasy world and follows a teenage squire, Tiuri, who embarks on a perilous mission to deliver a secret letter to the ruler of the kingdom. The task takes him on an epic and dangerous adventure as the fate of the kingdom lies on his shoulders.
Netflix will launch the series across its global footprint,