The Russo Brothers are developing an animated Magic: The Gathering series for Netflix

By Hunter Wolfe, Monday, 3 June 2019 15:03 GMT

Magic: The Gathering is about to become a little more mainstream thanks to Wizards of The Coast, which is collaborating with Netflix and the Russo Brothers on a new animated series.

Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame) will serve as executive producers on the series. Henry Gilroy (Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter) will serve as lead writers and co-executive producers.

“We have been huge fans and players of Magic: The Gathering for as long as it has been around,” the Russos said. “… so being able to help bring these stories to life through animation is a true passion project for us.”

The series, simply called Magic: The Gathering, will tell an entirely new story that expands on the stories of the Planeswalkers. For the uninitiated, Planeswalkers are the heroes and villains in Magic lore who can wield magic.

A promotional image of Netflix's Magic: The Gathering show, featuring a Planeswalker.

Who better to depict that magic than Bardel Entertainment, the studio that produced series like The Dragon PrinceRick and Morty, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? The creatives there, whose work is also featured in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Batman: The Animated Series, and The Lego Movies, will take on full production of Magic: The Gathering.

Netflix has not announced a release date for Magic: The Gathering at this time.

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