A new project in the works at Netflix is being likened to HBO’s wildly successful fantasy series “Game of Thrones.” The project is the animated fantasy series “Magic: The Gathering,” based on the Magic franchise created in 1993 and published in 11 languages.
Netflix says the fantasy franchise has connected with more than 38 million fans in the past 25 years and is played in more than 70 countries.
Netflix is partnering with Joe and Anthony Russo, Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro’s Allspark Animation to bring the worldwide franchise to the screen for the first time.
“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,” Netflix says in an announcement.
Joe and Anthony Russo (“Avengers: Infinity Wars,” “Avengers: Endgame”) will executive produce the series.