Expect the likes of Matilda and The BFG

It's like all of our childhood dreams have come true.

If you've grown up with the magic and wonder of Roald Dahl's books, then you'll be thrilled to hear that Netflix is bringing the characters back to life.

The streaming service is taking on the author's universe and making it into a new animated series.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Twits and The BFG are just a few of the titles that will be reimagined for the new series.

Netflix say the programmes will "remain faithful to the quintessential spirit and tone of Dahl" while they also plan to extend some of his iconic stories.

Production is set to commence in 2019.