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.
Taika Waititi will write, direct, & EP two animated series based on the works of Roald Dahl.
The first is based on the world and characters of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The second is a wholly original take on the Oompa-Loompas, that builds out their world pic.twitter.com/TqIzxTlRSf
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 5, 2020
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.