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Netflix Developing 'Bone' As An Animated Series

Jeff Smith's comic book series Bone has been trying to find its way to screens for a long time now. The best-selling series, which ran between 1991 and 2004, has been optioned for adaptation several times. Most recently, The Little Prince director Mark Osborne was attached to direct and co-author an animated feature adaptation for Warner Animation Group.

Now it seems that the acclaimed graphic novel series may actually make it to the screen at last- this time in the form of an animated series being developed at Netflix. The streaming service describes it as a service that will follow "the iconic Bone cousins on an adventure through a vast, uncharted desert and into a mysterious valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures."

"I’ve waited a long time for this," says Smith. "Netflix is the perfect home for Bone. Fans of the books know that the story develops chapter by chapter and book by book. An animated series is exactly the way to do this! The team at Netflix understands Bone and is committed to doing something special - this is good news for kids and cartoon lovers all over the world."

No creative staff have been announced, so we don't know if any of the people working on the previous version are involved. Mark Osborne is working on a feature for Netflix (and The Little Prince was released as a Netflix original in many countries) so he has a working relationship with them. Could he be involved with this series too?

Bone seems like a series which could sit happily on Netlflix alongside series like Hilda and The Dragon Prince. Whoever is behind the new adaptation, this will be a project worth keeping an eye on.