Prepare your wardrobes: Netflix is bringing The Chronicles of Narnia (perhaps in its entirety) to screen

Aslan the godly lion, Mr. Tumnus the faun, and the dreaded White Witch of The Chronicles of Narnia will be returning to screens thanks to Netflix, as the entertainment company announces a new series based on C. S. Lewis’s classic books.

Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.

Mr. Beaver

A previous TV adaption by the BBC was released between 1988 and 1990, but stopped production after the fourth adaption, The Silver Chair. A trilogy of films based on the first three Narnia books raked in $2 billion at the box office:

Netflix pointed out that it’s the first time one company has owned the rights to all seven books, writing on Twitter: Prepare your wardrobes.

This could mean there are plans to convert the entire epic series to screen for the first time, Game of Thrones style.

It is wonderful to know that folks from all over are looking forward to seeing more of Narnia, and that the advances in production and distribution technology have made it possible for us to make Narnian adventures come to life all over the world.

Douglas Gresham (C. S. Lewis’s grandson)

Executive producer on the Netflix project.

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Australia has pokies the way America has guns: Drew Rooke’s investigation into the gambling industry

Besides gambling destinations like Macau or Monaco, Australia has the highest amount of poker machines per capita in the world. New South Wales was the second jurisdiction – just behind Nevada in the US – to legalise pokies, and a Sydney manufacturer continues to be at the forefront of pokie machine design and production.

Drew Rooke’s One Last Spin: The power and peril of the pokies [eBook] is a shocking investigation into the gambling’s industry’s power over politicians. It lays out how governments line their pockets with the billions fed to poker machines while gambling addicts’ lives fall apart, and how the industry uses NRA-style techniques to block legislation that would help addicts, yet stem their profits.

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In this podcast, Drew talks about the techniques poker machines use to beguile gamblers, the science of pokie addiction, and how his faith in the government to protect Australia’s most vulnerable has been lost.

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