Animated Magic: The Gathering show in the works for Netflix; Avengers: Endgame directors showrunners

Get ready for the potential & hopefully living up to the hype! Entertainment Weekly reported this morning that Joe and Anthony Russo had been tapped by Netflix and Hasbro to head up the Magic: The Gathering animated series.

According to the article, the Russo’s will ‘oversee the creation of an all new story line that will expand on the stories of the Planeswalkers.”

The Russo’s added :

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

https://ew.com/tv/2019/06/03/netflix-magic-the-gathering-series-joe-anthony-russo/

Bardel Studio & Octopie Network will be handling animation. CEO of Octopie Isaac Krauss is reported as saying:

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. 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.

https://ew.com/tv/2019/06/03/netflix-magic-the-gathering-series-joe-anthony-russo/

Here’s to hoping Hasbro doesn’t crash this. I mean, we have 2 terrible D&D movies to compare this too. I think the only way to go is up.