Fans of the epic card game series Magic: The Gathering have a lot to be excited about! Netflix is working on an animated series based on the plot and characters of the game, with executive producers Anthony and Joe Russo.
The Russo brothers are best known for their work on Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, so they know how to handle big franchise pieces with lots of moving parts. Writers Henry Gilroy of Star Wars Rebels and Jose Molina, who worked on the The Tick, will lead the writing team. There are no details yet as to what the plot of the show will be or how it will incorporate elements of the game into the show.
The show will be animated by Octopie Network studio, though we don’t have a timeline for when the show might hit the service.
“We have been huge fans and players of Magic: The Gathering for as long as it has been around, so being able to help bring these stories to life through animation is a true passion project for us,” the Russos said in a joint statement.
“Our goal is to not only tell a compelling story leveraging Magic: The Gathering’s incredible body of work, but to also push the medium and perception of storytelling through animation,” said Octopie Network CEO Isaac Krauss in the same statement. “This series will cross the genres of suspenseful thriller, horror and drama with deeply developed characters the likes of which are not often seen in animation.”