Jeff Smith’s Bone TV adaptation Canceled by Netflix
Netflix has announced that it will no longer be adapting the graphic novel series Bone by Jeff Smith. This is one of the many projects being scrapped by the streamer. The graphic novel created by Smith ran from 1991- 2004 and followed Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone on a journey through a desert that leads the three cousins on many adventures. The series earned itself multiple awards and was at one time listed in the 10 best graphic novels of all time in Time Magazine.
When Netflix first announced the adaptation, Smith shared his thoughts on the announcement with Deadline, saying:
“I’ve waited a long time for this. 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.”
Netflix has seen its Kids & Family division go through some changes as of late with some projects being affected. Roald Dahl‘s book The Twit will shift from a series adaptation to a film adaptation with Lauren Faust‘s upcoming project Toil and Trouble also shifting from a series adaptation to a film adaptation.
Netflix has seen itself in the headlines lately with the streamer revealing it had lost over 200,000 subscribers and anticipated to lose more in the next quarter. With the array of other adaptations and popular series in its library, we hope to see the streamer turn things around.