James Wan directs 1st episode of Netflix Millarworld series The Magic Order

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

The Magic Order

Netflix and Marvel may not be working together anymore, but the streaming service still has their own comic book company to draw series and film inspiration from. Netflix is the owner of Millarworld, which was founded by writer Mark Millar, and they're working on adaptations of several of Millar's titles – including a series based on the very first Netflix/Millarworld comic to be published, The Magic Order.

The Magic Order blends magic and the mob in a story that follows 

five generation-old families of magicians who are tasked with protecting our world. Now, they 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.

James Wan, Lindsey Beer, and Michael Clear will be executive producing The Magic Order with Millar. Beer is also serving as showrunner and writer on the series, while Wan will be directing the debut episode. Rob Hackett will be co-executive producer and is overseeing the project for Wan's company Atomic Monster.

The Magic Order comic book series was

created in-house at Netflix by Mark Millar and later turned into a comic-book, written by Millar and illustrated by the legendary Marvel artist Olivier Coipel, based on designs created by the team at Netflix. The first issue of this series was the highest-selling new comic-book launch in almost 20 years and the graphic novel, collecting the first six issues, has just reached stores.

Although The Magic Order was a big seller, I haven't read it myself so I don't really know what to expect from this Netflix show. I do know that having Wan at the helm ensures that I will be watching at least the first episode.

Source: Netflix

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