Let me preface this by saying that Netflix refused to comment on this supposed news, while a Nintendo representative said the company “doesn’t comment on rumors and speculation.” So take all of this with a grain of salt.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Netflix is in talks with Nintendo to develop a live-action Legend of Zelda television series, with a feel similar to a family-friendly Game of Thrones. Netflix is allegedly looking for a writer to pen the show, so even if it takes off, don’t expect to be watching it for a couple years yet. It’s all conjecture and hearsay at this point though, so try not to get too excited just yet.
Still, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t grin like an idiot upon initially hearing this “news” myself. Personally, I think they should hire the team from IGN who worked on their elaborate April Fools prank from 2008, but that’s just me.