Netflix has announced that it is joining forces with Avengers: Endgame directors, the Russo brothers to bring an animated series to Netflix based on the massively popular Magic The Gathering trading card game.
"The Russos will oversee the creation of an all new storyline and expand on the stories of the Planeswalkers, which are Magic’s unique magic-wielding heroes and villains as they contend with stakes larger than any one world can hold."
MTG has been around for the last twenty-five years, but this will mark the first time the brand has made the transition to the small screen. Bardel Entertainment is pegged to handle animation for the series with "creative talent from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Batman: The Animated Series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Firefly, Agent Carter, Ultimate Spider-Man, and The Lego Movies."
The Russo brothers stated "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,”
All parties involved obviously have big plans for the series with Octopie CEO, Isaac Krauss stating “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.”
No release date info has been revealed yet but it's a safe bet to assume we won't see this come to fruition for at least another year.