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Kiwi Oscar-winner Taika Waititi to reimagine Roald Dahl classic in new Netflix series

Oscar-winning New Zealand director Taika Waititi is set to reimagine a Roald Dahl favourite in a new deal with Netflix. 

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He’ll write, direct and executive produced two animated series based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Source: Breakfast

He'll write, direct and executive produce two animated series based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

One whole series will focus on Willy Wonka's helpers, the Oompa Loompas. 

Netflix says it is the first of many Roald Dahl projects, with talks about Matilda, the BFG and the Twits in the works.