After directing the hyper-successful, Infinity-Saga-ending Avengers: Endgame, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have a new project: adjusting the 26-year-old collectible card game Magic: The Gathering for the little screen.
Netflix reported Monday that the Russos would group with Wizards of The Coast and Hasbro for an enlivened arrangement dependent on the folklore of the dream game. The Russos will administer the production of an all new storyline and develop the tales of the Planeswalkers (sorry, Urza's adventure hopefuls) and will see the legends and antagonists of the universe battle with stakes bigger than any one world can hold.
?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.
The Russos are set to official produce the arrangement, with scholars Henry Gilroy (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Jose Molina (The Tick, Jordan Peele's Weird City) filling in as showrunners. Yoriaki Mochizuki (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) is ready as administering chief and co-official maker.
Bardel Entertainment (Rick and Morty, Teen Titans Go!, and Netflix's The Dragon Prince) is set to run point on the show's liveliness. Octopie Network (Neo Fighter Dream Crisis) will supervise generation on the arrangement, with Todd Makurath (How to Be a Serial Killer), Eric Calderon (Afro Samurai), and Dave Newberg (Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio) filling in as makers, and Mike Larocca (Deadly Class) and Octopie CEO Isaac Krauss filling in as official makers.
?Working with Joe and Anthony, Wizards of the Coast, and Netflix on such a universally cherished brand is a real highlight for our studio.? said Krauss in a 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. 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.?
For Wizards of the Coast, the declaration is an upset for a property since quite a while ago caught in Hollywood improvement cycles ? most as of late, in 2014, Fox enlisted Game of Thrones essayist Bryan Cogman to compose an element adjustment of the game ? and now encouraged by one of the main media organizations on the planet.
?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,? said Chris Cocks, president of Wizards of the Coast, in a press release. ?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.?