Magic: The Gathering Animated Netflix Series Announced From Endgame Directors


by in Magic: The Gathering Arena | Jun, 3rd 2019

One of the next Netflix exclusive TV series will be based on Magic: The Gathering. The Magic: The Gathering animated Netflix series has been announced and it is coming from the directors behind Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War.

The Russo brothers, Joe and Anthony Russo, will be overseeing the production of the animated series based around the popular trading card game that has over a decade of success behind it and is regarded as the most complex game currently available in the whole world.

Magic The Gathering Animated First Image

The first teaser image for the upcoming show.

According to Netflix, the Magic: The Gathering animated Netflix series will feature a brand new story-line that has never been told before and that the new story will expand upon the stories we’re already familiar with regarding the game’s Planeswalkers.

For those who don’t know, the Planeswalkers are essentially the stars of the card game. These characters, some harboring ill will and others having benevolent goals, have the ability to travel between “planes.” These planes are basically various worlds and universes that are featured in the different card sets.

Magic: The Gathering Animated Netflix Series Details

Apparently, this Magic: The Gathering animated Netflix series will feature a storyline that revolves around a threat that is too big for just one world to contain. This will likely mean that it will feature multiple planes along with, hopefully, some of the fans’ most beloved planeswalkers such as Jace.

There are two showrunners for the animated Netflix series, in addition to the Russo brothers overseeing the project. Henry Gilroy of Star War: The Clone Wars fame and Jose Molina from Marvel’s Agent Carter. Both of the Russo brothers have been fans and players of the game for a very long time.

We’ve seen aspect of MTG animated before, but a full series will be something truly special.

As such, this Magic: The Gathering animated Netflix series is a “passion project” for the two. The studio that will be working on the animated Netflix series is Bardel Entertainment, a rising animation studio in the industry. The Canadian animation studio is known for quite a lot of popular animated series.

It is the main studio behind fan favorites like Rick and Morty, Teen Titans Go!, DC Super Hero Girls, the VeggieTales reboot, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, the recent Netflix original The Dragon Prince, and many more. The studio has a healthy mix of experience behind both 2D and 3D animated TV shows.

Considering that this is a Netflix original, though, it is possible that the Magic: The Gathering animated Netflix series will be in 3D much like The Dragon Prince is. It would be super awesome to see this animated TV series in gorgeous 2D to mirror the awesome cards that it is based on, though.

There is no official release date as of now for this upcoming Netflix exclusive TV series, though, it is likely that we will hear more about it next year. There are also no words from Netflix on whether or not this is planned to have multiple seasons but that seems like a given considering how it is treating similar shows.

It is a long-time coming for the beloved trading card franchise to get an animated show since most other major card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon have had their own animated TV shows for quite some time now.

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