Taika Waititi will tackle ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ animated series for Netflix

The first series from the Oscar winner will center around the characters in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The second, titled “Oompa-Loompas,” will focus on the characters of the same name who work in the chocolate factory, Netflix announced in a news release Thursday.

Dahl’s book was first adapted for the screen in 1971, with Gene Wilder starring as chocolate factory owner, Willy Wonka. Director Tim Burton remade the movie in 2005 with Johnny Depp in the lead role.

Netflix said that it plans to “retain the quintessential spirit and tone of the original story while building out the world

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