Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Kindle Entertainment has signed an agreement with Hachette UK to create a TV series based on Enid Blyton‘s Famous Five series.

Kindle is going to be pitching the series to distributors in order to gain funding. The Famous Five series sells nearly one million books every year, even decades after the series has ended.

“The Famous Five is one of the most successful children’s books series of all time, loved by three generations across the globe,” Melanie Stokes of Kindle Entertainment said. “We are over the moon to have the opportunity to bring these stories to life for today’s audiences. Kindle Entertainment prides itself on producing fresh and imaginative programming that engages children and adults alike. With this year being the 70th anniversary of The Famous Five it’s the perfect time to introduce a fresh new take on these much-loved adventurers.”

Publisher Anne McNeil adds, “All of us who love these books feel that the Five belong to us—that we know them; that we could be them. This innovative and creative proposal will allow new fans to share our excitement, as they are introduced to familiar characters and settings, shown through the eyes of a contemporary George. Blyton’s sense of adventure lasts forever.”

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