By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
Published: 10:01 GMT, 3 March 2021 | Updated: 10:01 GMT, 3 March 2021
Asterix and Obelix will be coming to Netflix 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.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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)
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