If you’re a fan of Magic: The Gathering but have been wanting a bit more out of it than set after set of cards or books, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, and Netflix have great news. A Magic The Gathering Netflix series is in the works, produced by the Russos.
The Russo brothers, who you might know as the directors of a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (including, most recently, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame), have said that they’re actually big Magic: The Gathering fans themselves, which can definitely help.
Magic: The Gathering is a collectible card game where players take on the role of Planeswalkers, powerful spellcasters that have the very rare ability to “walk” between the various planes and worlds in the multiverse…and often find themselves caught up in life-or-death situations.
Any Magic: The Gathering player worth their salt knows that there’s a huge amount of background information and lore across the card game’s many sets, with a huge number of different planes, spells, and characters.
The game even got its own Infinity War-style crossover in the “War of the Spark” set, where Planeswalkers from all over the game’s multiverse converged on the plane of Ravnica to help fight Nicol Bolas, an Elder Dragon who was the most powerful Planeswalker in existence.
While we don’t know exactly what this Magic The Gathering Netflix series will focus around, whether it will be an adaptation of the game’s own story arcs or something that forms its own continuity, hopefully the amount of talent on it will make it a great show.
Its writers include Henry Gilroy (who worked on the critically acclaimed Star Wars cartoons “Rebels” and “The Clone Wars”) and Jose Molina (who wrote for The Tick and the MCU TV series Agent Carter), while Bandai Animation will take care of the animation part.
Lots of Netflix animated shows have been released to high praise over the past few years, ranging from original properties like The Dragon Prince to adaptations like the Castlevania series. Hopefully the Magic The Gathering Netflix series will continue that trend.