Legend of Zelda fans who have wanted to see Link and the titular princess in an animated series are in for some disappointing news, as a Legend of Zelda Netflix series was once in production – but Nintendo decided to cancel the project due to leaks that slowly made its way around the internet.
The news comes from TV host and comedian Adam Conover — who revealed that a live-action Legend of Zelda series was being worked on by Netflix and Nintendo.
According to Adam’s story in the episode which he explains in the 39 minute mark, he says he learned from College Humor that around 2014 or 2015 a Legend of Zelda series was going to happen.
“There was supposed to be a live-action Legend of Zelda television show, and it caused a whole lot of coverage on the gaming press and everything.” Conover said during his latest episode of The Serf Times, where he talked about the Netflix series and College Humor’s claymation type Starfox series.
“Then, a month later, there were reports that Netflix wasn’t going to do a Legend of Zelda series anymore. Then I asked what happened, and my boss said “Oh someone and Netflix leaked the Legends of Zelda thing.” They weren’t supposed to talk about it, and Nintendo freaked out because it was the first time they had done any IP in years for like any product. They had no television, no adaptations of any kind for years and years. But when Netflix leaked it, they freaked out and they pulled the plug on everything.”
While Legend of Zelda’s live action series prospects are down, at least it has a new game in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.