Netflix announced that it has secured the rights to Jeff Smith’s award-winning and New York Times best-selling international comic book seriesBone, with plans to develop an animated kids series that follows the iconic Bone cousins on an adventure through a vast, uncharted desert and into a mysterious valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures.

Bone has been published in over 30 countries since 1991, with over 8 million copies sold in North America alone. It is among Time Magazine’s “Ten Best Graphic Novels of All Time” and winner of more than 40 national and international publishing awards, including the Eisner AwardsHarvey Awards, and The Tintin and Alph Art. Bone was a pioneer in comics publishing for kids as the launch title for Scholastic’s graphic novel imprint, Graphix Books when it debuted in 2005.

“I’ve waited a long time for this,” says Smith, creator of the Bone graphic novels. “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.”

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