Taika Waititi to Create Two “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” Animated Shows for Netflix

Netflix announced via Twitter this morning that Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi will soon step into a world of pure imagination. The recent Oscar winner will write, direct, and executive produce two animated series based on the Roald Dahl classic Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. The first series will be a more true adaption of the classic tale while the the second show will dive deep into the world of Oompa-Loompas, the mysterious creatures that live and work in Mr. Wonka’s chocolate factory.


In late 2018, Netflix announced its plan for the animated series along with other Dahl adaptions including The BFG, Matilda and The Twits. Waititi is no stranger to quirky and unusual on screen, winning his Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Jojo Rabbit, a satire where he played HitlerHe is also accredited for bringing new life into the Thor franchise. Here’s hoping he can do the same for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.




Cortland Jacoby
A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.