Netflix is partnering with leading French publisher Hachette’s Les Editions Albert René to create a 3D animated limited series based on the classic. Chabat will direct and Alain Goldman of Legende Films will produce the series, which will be based on Asterix and the Big Fight.
Chabat wrote and directed Mission Cléopâtre” (2002), the most successful of Asterix’s numerous appearances on screen and the third highest-grossing feature film in French history. “I’m French Canadian, and like most francophones around the world, I grew up with Asterix, his sidekick Obelix and loyal companion Dogmatix,” says Dominique Bazay, director, original animation on the Netflix, blog. “I watched the animated specials and read the books religiously. If you’d told the 8-year-old me that one day I’d help bring these characters to life… I wouldn’t have believed you.”