'Magic: The Gathering': Release date, plot, trailer, and all you need to know about the Russo Brothers' show on Netflix
'Avengers: Endgame' directors will soon be delving into the world of Magic for Netflix. Joe and Anthony Russo, have been huge fans of the card game and will be bringing it to life through an animated series
After a long time away, Joe and Anthony Russo are heading back to the small screen for an animated series based on the popular card game going by the name: Magic: The Gathering.
The tabletop trading-card game is all set to get its first ever Hollywood screen adaptation and Joe and Anthony Russo will serve as executive producers.
The directorial duo is working with Netflix, Wizards of the Coast, the Seattle outfit that publishes both the Magic card game and Dungeons & Dragons, the classic 1970s game-changer and Hasbro, Rhode Island-based toymaker, to oversee the series. Hasbro has owned Wizards of the West coast since 1999.
Netflix is yet to announce a release date for the series.
According to a press release from Netflix, the show will "expand on the stories of the Planeswalkers, which are Magic's unique magic-wielding heroes and villains." The company did not confirm how many episodes the first season will be.
Russo Brothers as executive producers
Anthony J Russo and Joseph Vincent Russo are collectively known as the Russo Brothers and direct most of their work jointly. The brothers have directed four installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. The duo is also known for their work on 'Arrested Development' - for which they won an Emmy, and 'Community'.
"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.
Octopie will oversee the production on the series, with the Russos' AGBO president Todd Makurath, Eric Calderon and Dave Newberg producing. AGBO president of production Mike Larocca and Isaac Krauss are also exec producing. Yoriaki Mochizuki will serve as supervising director and co-exec producer. The animation of the show will be handled by Bardel Entertainment ('Teen Titans Go').
There is no trailer released at the moment. MEA WW will update the story once the trailer is out; stay tuned!
Where to watch
The series will be available to stream on Netflix.
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