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The Magic: The Gathering Animated Series is its very first adaptation to the video screen. Netflix is working with Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo. They will be the executive producers for the project which should excite fans and weed out the potential naysayers.

According to Netflix:

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. They’re working on a brand-new storyline for the show. They’ll build out the stories of the Planeswalkers, the heroes, and villains of the classic card game, who will “contend with stakes larger than any one world can hold.

The CEO of studio Octopie said in a press release, “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.”

The lead writers on the Magic: The Gathering Animated Series are Henry Gilroy (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter), while Yoriaki Mochizuki (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie) will act as supervising director.

Magic: The Gathering’s compelling characters, fantastic worlds, and deep strategic gameplay have entertained and delighted fans for more than 25 years. Fans can experience Magic through the tabletop trading card game, the new digital game Magic: The Gathering Arena, a New York Times bestselling novel, critically acclaimed comic book series, and professional esports league. With over 38 million fans to date, Magic is a worldwide phenomenon published in eleven languages in over 70 countries.

What are your thoughts on this news? We here at Geek Impulse would love to know. BUT, I’m super excited for this. Netflix has a great track record with anime (in my opinion) not including the live action death note lol

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