Asterix and Obelix join

Asterix, Obelix and Getafix join ! Comic book hero gets animated series on streaming service Asterix and Obelix comics will be adapted into an animated series for Series will premiere in 2023 with episode based on 'Battle of the Chiefs' comic Alain Chabat, who directed the 2002 live action film Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, has been put in charge of the project

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline

Published: 10:01 GMT, 3 March 2021 | Updated: 10:01 GMT, 3 March 2021

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Asterix and Obelix will be coming to with a new animated series being developed in France.

The new 3D animated series is set to premiere in 2023 with an episode based on the 1966 comic Battle Of The Chiefs, the streaming service has announced.

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Alain Chabat, a lifelong Asterix fan who directed the live-action 2002 film Mission Cleopatra, will take charge of the project.

Céleste Surugue, managing director of Éditions Albert René which owns the Asterix franchise, said the series will 'reach a new generation of viewers' while allowing old fans to 'rediscover' the cartoons.

Asterix and Obelix are being adapted into a new 3D animated series for Netflix which is due to launch in 2023 with an episode based on 1966 comic Battle Of The Chiefs (file image)

Asterix and Obelix are being adapted into a new 3D animated series for which is due to launch in 2023 with an episode based on 1966 comic Battle Of The Chiefs (file image)

No further details about the series have been released, such as who will voice the Gallic heroes. 

Battle Of The Chiefs - or Le Combat des Chefs in the original French - tells the story of a fight between Abraracourcix, leader of Asterix's village, and rival Aplusbégalix, with the winner set to assume control of the loser's territory.

The Romans, in an attempt to bring Asterix's irreducible tribe under their control, plan to fix

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