Back in July, Netflix announced a slate of projects, both series and films, that would be hitting their streaming service thanks to their collaboration with renowned comic writer, Mark Millar. As if that wasn’t enough, Netflix published a brand new comic by Millar back in June. The duo decided to adapt the project into a series, and revealed today that James Wan would be directing The Magic Order show pilot.
The synopsis for the series reads “Five families of magicians sworn to protect our world must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day they live among us as our neighbors, friends and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness – unless the darkness gets them first.”
Millar previously described the comic as “the Sopranos meets Harry Potter, a magical fantasy-crime thing.” The trailer above definitely delivers the Potter vibes. But the description of it being Sopranos-esque intrigues us most of all.
Netflix also announced that Lindsey Beer has been hired as a writer and showrunner for the series. She was hired to rewrite the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film we’ve been hearing about of late.
Both Beer and Wan will service as executive producers on Netflix’s The Magic Order show. Michael Clear and Rob Hackett are also listed as co-executive producers.
The Magic Order was lauded in comic form when its six issues released between June and February. Netflix confirmed that Issue 1 was the highest selling comic book launch of the last 20 years. The entire six issue run is now available as one complete graphic novel.
There’s no timetable as to when Netflix’s The Magic Order show will begin streaming. But with Wan announced to direct episode one, we can likely expect the series to debut at some point next year.