After 26 years of success, Magic: The Gathering is getting its first screen adaptation thanks to Netflix and the Russos. The co-directors of Avengers: Endgame will serve as executive producers of the animated series based on the popular card game. Created in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, Magic helped launch an immense wave of collectible card game popularity.
“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,” stated Joe and Anthony Russo.
According to a Netflix representative, the Russos are the best choice to bring to life the realm inhabited by Planeswalkers.
“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 is demonstrated by their central role in creating some of the biggest box office hits of all time.”
Additionally, Henry Gilroy and Jose Molina will be the showrunners and lead writers for Magic: The Gathering. Octopie Network and Bardel Studio will do the animation.
Netflix didn’t confirm how many episodes the first season will contain. Similarly, the company didn’t announce a release date for the series. What do you expect from the Magic: The Gathering series by the Russo brothers? Let us know in the comments section below.