Go pointing in your calendar 2023 because Netflix has just announced the first animated series adaptation of ‘Asterix’, the fundamental work of Albert Uderzo and Renée Goscinny will arrive on the platform in the form of a miniseries from the hand of Alain chabat, responsible for ‘Mission Cleopatra’.
A limited series of 3D animation in which Chabat will adapt ‘The combat of the bosses’ (‘Le combat des chefs’), the seventh album starring the irreducible Gauls in the middle of the conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar. The series will be produced in collaboration with Hachette’s Les Editions Albert René and will be produced by Alain Goldman.
In ‘The Combat of the Bosses’, the story revolves around a fighting tournament organized by some Romans already tired of being constantly embarrassed by Asterix and company. Thus, while preparing this tournament, they rig it by kidnapping a certain druid and his potion of strength.
First series in fifty years
Without even more data on the adaptation (cast, number of episodes, etc.), it is surprising that in its fifty-year history we have not had a starring series by the Gauls. Yes, we have movies to give and give away both animated and in real image.
Still today, ‘Asterix’ continues to enjoy both classic and bestseller status. After a doldrums stint with full-authored Uderzo due to Goscinny’s death, in recent years Jean Yves-Ferry and Didier Conrad have revitalized the series.