Netflix Nabs Rights to Comic Book Series ‘Bone’

Netflix on Oct. 16 announced that it has secured the rights to Jeff Smith’s  New York Times bestselling international comic book series, Bone, with plans to develop an animated children’s series that follows the Bone cousins on an adventure through a desert and into a mysterious valley filled with various creatures.

Bone has been published in over 30 countries since 1991, with over 8 million copies sold in North America alone.

“I’ve waited a long time for this,” Smith said in a statement. “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.”