Magic: The Gathering Headed to Netflix as an Animated Series Produced by the Russo Brothers
Wizards of the Coast, Netflix, and Hasbro's Allspark Animation studio have announced that a new animated series is in the works and that will be produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, most recently noted for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Creative talent in creating the series will come at the hands of folks that have worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Firefly, Agent Carter, the LEGO movies and many others.
Henry Gilroy (Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels) and Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter) will be the lead writers on the story with Yoriaki Mochizuki serving as the director. Octopie will oversee production.
“More fans are enjoying Magic now than at any time in its 25-year history thanks to the enduring popularity of the tabletop game and our latest release War of the Spark, as well as the incredible success of our new digital game, Magic: The Gathering Arena.” said Chris Cocks, President of Wizards of the Coast. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Joe and Anthony Russo to bring Magic: The Gathering’s rich and diverse cast of characters and worlds to Netflix in a way that will delight our many fans and those new to the franchise.”
“Magic is a beloved global franchise with a massively engaged fan base that has only continued to grow over the last 25 years,” said John Derderian, head of Anime programming for Netflix. “There’s no one better suited to bring this story to audiences around the world than Joe and Anthony Russo, whose talent for genre storytelling is unmatched, as demonstrated by their central role in creating some of the biggest box office hits of all time.”
There is no information about when the series may debut, but we'll be keeping an eye on it.