Jeff Smith's Bone Is Heading to Netflix as an Animated Series

Bone, the acclaimed comic book series by Jeff Smith, is being adapted into an animated series by Netflix.

"I’ve waited a long time for this," Smith said. "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."

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Bone follows three cousins -- FoWarne Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone -- who are run out of their hometown of Boneville and find themselves in a mysterious and magical valley full of dragons, lost princesses and bawdy taverns. The cousins are scattered and bring their unique sensibilities to the people of the valley, who are waging a war with the Rat Creatures.

In 2016, Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne was tapped to helm an animated adaptation of the property for Warner Bros. with the goal of establishing a new film franchise. However, nothing ultimately came of those plans.

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(via Deadline)

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