Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata Debunks Rumors of Netflix-Produced The Legend of Zelda Television Series

on March 23, 2015 11:44 AM

Last month, Nintendo fans all over went starry-eyed at the prospects of The Legend of Zelda coming to the small screen, thanks to pertinent rumors that the famous Nintendo franchise would be produced as a live-action television series in collaboration with Neflix. However, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata seems to be indicating that fans shouldn’t get their hopes up for that case.

Speaking in an interview with Time Magazine, Iwata detailed on many aspects of Nintendo’s current and future prospects, with the end of the interview indicating that following rumors circulating in February that a Netflix-produced TV adaptation of The Legend of Zelda was in talks, Iwata has instead debunked those possibilities, originating from statements in a report from The Wall Street Journal.

Addressing the rumors of the Zelda Netflix series, Iwata detailed in an interview with Time that the rumors of the TV series are inaccurate, stating that “as of now, I have nothing new to share with you in regard to the use of our IPs for any TV shows or films, but I can at least confirm that the article in question is not based on correct information.”

The latest entry in the series, The Legend of Zelda for Nintendo’s Wii U console, is expected to release in late 2015.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.