Netflix And Russo Brothers Developing 'Magic: The Gathering' Animated Series With Horror Spi

Magic The Gathering Series Russo Brothers Netflix

We've learned this week that the insanely popular trading card game "Magic: The Gathering" is making its way to television in the form of an animated series from Netflix!

Even more excitingly, Deadline lets us know that the series comes from executive producers Joe and Anthony Russo, the co-directors of Avengers: Endgame.

The Russo brothers will "oversee the creation of an all new storyline and expand on the stories" of the Planeswalkers, the magic-wielding heroes and villains who dominate Magic’s tabletop realms of imagination.

"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 Russo brothers said in a joint statement.

"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," Octopie CEO Isaac Krauss said. "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."

Henry Gilroy ("Star Wars Rebels") and Jose Molina (The Tick) will write and serve as showrunner.

Magic The Gathering Series Russo Brothers Netflix