There's a Magic: The Gathering animated series coming to Netflix next year, and it will be executive produced by the Russo Brothers, best known for directing Avengers: Endgame and other popular Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Today, Collider released a video of its interview with Joe Russo in which he shares an update on highly-anticipated projects they have in development, including Battle of the Planets, Grimjack, and the highly-anticipated Magic: The Gathering animated series coming to Netflix.
Russo says that Magic is still in its script phase, explaining that the animation has a longer prep period than most things. The update didn't reveal any new story details, but it was previously revealed that it will mostly focus on the planeswalkers.
Last July, Nic Kelman, head of story and entertainment for Wizards of the Coast, told TheWrap how they are approaching the story in the MTG Netflix series.
"So what we plan to do is, the story and the characters are going to be true to the spirit of the story and the characters that are preexisting," Kelman said. "We're going to be true to that and the world and also true to the core values of those worlds and characters. But we're definitely going to try to carve out our own continuity space in a very similar way to other franchises that have done that with adventures in a new medium from preexisting stories."
Last December, a placeholder for the Netflix series was spotted on the streaming platform revealing that it's set to release in 2021. It says: "Executive producers the Russo Brothers team with writers Henry Gilroy and Jose Molina, telling an animated new story of the magic-wielding Planeswalkers."
Are you excited for the upcoming Magic: The Gathering Netflix series?