Directorial duo of the tremendously successful Marvel Comics’ Infinity saga, Joe and Anthony Russo, are bringing a 26-year-old fantasy card game to Netflix.
The brothers have teamed up with Wizards of the Coast and its parent company, Hasbro, to produce an animated version (or an anime, so to say) of the famed collectable card game, Magic: The Gathering.
Being fans themselves, they are very passionate about this upcoming project and will be involved hands-on with the storyline and character design.
Netflix’s fantasy content handle NX made the announcement on Twitter:
The series will revolve around Jace Beleren, Chandra Nalaar, and Lilliana Vess, the magic-wielding Planeswalkers (enchanted wizards who can transport themselves through various planes that form the basis of Magic) and protagonists in the collectable card game.
And it is safe to say that stellar persons from the movie-making industry are on board with this ambitious project. Isaac Krauss and Mike Larocca will be executive producers with the Russos, while Eric Calderon, Dave Newberg and Todd Makurath will co-produce the show.
Jose Molina (Agent Carter) and Henry Gilroy (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) will be lead writers for the show as well as co-executive producers. Yoriaki Mochizuki (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) will serve as the supervising director and co-executive producer.
Bardel Entertainment, that has shows such as Rick and Morty and Teen Titans, Go! under its production belt, will work on the animation, while Octopie Network will oversee all production.
“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,” said Krauss, CEO, Octopie Network, in a statement.
A definite release date for the anime is yet to be confirmed.