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Netflix and the Russo Brothers are working on a Magic: The Gathering animated series

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Wizards of the Coast, renowned creators of Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, are excited to announce a partnership with Netflix and the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame)to produce a Magic: The Gathering animated series. Magic: The Gathering will feature creative talent from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBatman: The Animated SeriesStar Wars: The Clone WarsFireflyAgent CarterUltimate Spider-Man, and The Lego Movies.

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.

The world’s first trading card game, Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game created by Richard Garfield and released in 1993. Magic: The Gathering is now also available digitally in Magic: The Gathering Arena, which can be played in beta for free here.

Octopie will oversee production of the series, with Todd MakurathEric Calderon, and Dave Newberg serving as producers, and Mike Larocca and Isaac Krauss serving as executive producers.

Henry Gilroy (Star Wars RebelsStar Wars: The Clone Wars) and Jose Molina (The TickAgent Carter) will serve as lead writers and co-executive producers on the series, and Yoriaki Mochizuki will serve as supervising director and co-executive producer.

Animation on the series will be done by Bardel Entertainment.

“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,” said Joe and Anthony Russo.

“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 Isaac Krauss, CEO of Octopie. “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.”

“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, as well as the incredible success of our new digital game, Magic: The Gathering Arena.” said Chris Cocks, President of Wizards of the Coast. “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.”

Magic: The Gathering joins an ever-growing slate of Netflix animated content from around the world, which includes global anime hits such as Devilman CrybabyAggretsuko, and Ultraman as well as acclaimed adult animated series BoJack HorsemanBig Mouth, and Disenchantment. Also upcoming are animated features Klaus from director Sergio Pablos and SPA Studios, The Willoughbys from director Kris Pearn and BRON Studios, andOver The Moonfrom director Glen Keane and Pearl Studios, as well as the recently acquired I Lost My Body from director Jérémy Clapin and Xilam Animation.

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