Late last month, we at Knight Edge Media had learned that Netflix was considering developing a series based on Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. Netflix has been rumored to make a Legend of Zelda series as far back as 2015, but nothing came of it. Daniel Ritchman did mention on his Patreon of a Zelda project back in 2019 as well. Now the streaming service is looking to revamping their IP with yet another video game adaption after the massively successful Witcher franchise starring Henry Cavill. As well as the recently announced partnership between Ubisoft and Netflix for Assassins Creed.
At the time, no writer or showrunner had been attached to the Legend of Zelda project. However, longtime fan-favorite for Link’s hero role, Tom Holland, was wanted by the studio. It should be noted every studio currently wants Tom Holland for a project, so it’s no surprise Netflix would want him as well. Holland has yet to appear to lead a television show, and it would be surprising if his schedule would even allow it.
Other websites reported that a series was underway based on online fan-casting for Tom Holland and nothing more. However, Netflix has heard the online Zelda community and is considering making it a reality. The question is, who should play Princess Zelda?
The Legend of Zelda will stream exclusively on Netflix
— Caleb Williams (@KnightGambit) September 22, 2020