Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo will create and produce a Magic: The Gathering animated series for Netlix, as announced by the streaming service over Twitter.
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT TIME: Netflix and Wizards of the Coast are teaming up with Joe and Anthony Russo to make a Magic: The Gathering anime series and this teaser of Chandra has me asking QUESTIONS. pic.twitter.com/vljlEtl0Mq— NX (@NXOnNetflix) June 3, 2019
Magic: The Gathering is a longrunning collectible card game in which players assemble armies of monsters and spells represented by cards and then do battle. The series will explore the lives of Magic's Planeswalkers, magical beings who drive the game's mythology, with an entirely new story created by the Russos.
“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,” the Russos said in an accompanying statement.
“Magic is a beloved global franchise with a massively engaged fan base that has only continued to grow over the last 25 years,” added John Derderian, head of anime programming for Netflix. “There’s no one better suited to bring this story to audiences around the world than Joe and Anthony Russo, whose talent for genre storytelling is unmatched, as is demonstrated by their central role in creating some of the biggest box office hits of all time.”
No projected premiere date for the Magic: The Gathering animated series was announced.