‘Netflix has ordered a new Kids & Family original series based on Tonke Dragt’s medieval adventure novel, The Letter For The King. This is the streaming service’s first Dutch book adaption, though the coming-of-age series will be shot in English. UK-based FilmWave acquired the international television rights in a deal with Amsterdam-based publishing house Leopold.
The book’s story is set in a fantasy world of three kingdoms, and centers on 16-year-old squire Tiuri. When he answers a desperate call for help, he finds himself on a perilous mission that could cost him his life. He must deliver a secret letter to the King who lives across the Great Mountains. Tiuri must abandon his home, break all the rules and leave everything behind — even the knighthood he has dreamed of for so long. The future of the entire realm depends on the letter and Tiuri must trust no one and keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter.