The prequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the first of a thread of posts in which I’ll be fancasting C. S. Lewis’ acclaimed The Chronicle’s of Narnia series.
Narnia, a place where the woods and forest grow wild, and where animals talk and where magic and enchantments are as real the clothes on our backs. A world where adventures are had.
Digory Kirke (Sebastian Croft) and Polly Plummer (Cordelia Hill) meet one summer in London. Their lives are changed forever when Digory’s Uncle Andrew (Simon Callow), who thinks he is a magician, whisks them off to another world.
They find themselves in Narnia, newborn from Aslan’s touch. And there, they encounter an evil witch called Jadis, Empress of Charn (Rebecca Ferguson), before they eventually return home.
This is the first story of Narnia and the story of its creation, following Digory Kirke and Polly Plummer, the first of whom we meet again in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as Professor Kirke (played by Jim Broadbent and Michael Adridge in the Disney and BBC adaptations).
Creator: Ronald D. Moore (Outlander)
Writers: Anne Kenney & Julian Jones (Merlin)
Series Director: Anna Foerster
Musical Score: Bear McCreary (Black Sails)
Cinematographer: Anne Foerster
No. Seasons: One
No. Episodes: Eight
Distribution: BBC One (UK) & Starz (US)
Production: BBC Wales & Sony Pictures Televison
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Running Time: 60 mins