Netflix and the Russo Brothers are set to partner to adapt global card game “Magic: The Gathering” into an animated series.
The Russos will partner with both Hasbro, the Rhode Island-based toymaker, and Wizards of the Coast, the Seattle outfit that publishes both the Magic card game and Dungeons & Dragons, the classic 1970s game-changer. Hasbro has owned Wizards of the West Coast since 1999.
The card game has been around for over 25 years and has an estimated 38 million players worldwide as well as professional and amateur tournaments that attract thousands of players.
Animation will be done by Bardel Studio. Octopie will oversee production of the series, with Todd Makurath, Eric Calderon, and Dave Newberg serving as producers, and Mike Larocca and Isaac Krauss of Octopie serving as executive producers.