The cards are coming to life in Netflix's newest series announcement. Joe and Anthony Russo, the brothers behind Avengers: Endgame, are executive producing an animated series of Magic: The Gathering for Netflix.
Working with Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro's Allspark Animation, the series will follow an all-new storyline expanding on the Planeswalkers, some of the larger names and faces in the Magic universe. Henry Gilroy (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Jose Molina (The Tick) will pen the script as lead writers.
“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,” says the Russo brothers.
Magic: The Gathering has been one of the largest trading card games in the world since its creation in 1993, but this is a big step in creating media that branches out beyond the game. Netflix already has a solid reputation for animation with series like Devilman Crybaby, Aggretsuko, and The Dragon Prince, and with the amount of talent on this project, it's certainly one to keep an eye on.
No word yet on a premiere date. If you're looking for a way to jump on the Magic train, but are intimidated by the literal decades of catching up to do, you should check out Magic: The Gathering Arena. A free-to-play game that eases you into the MTG experience, Arena has been an easy way to ease more Hearthstone-familiar players (like myself) into Magic's complexities.