The Magic Order series back in development at Netflix

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

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Some people say that good things come to those who wait, so Mark Millar fans are about to be rewarded for their patience.

In a blog post on Thursday, Mark Millar announced that the series adaptation of The Magic Order is back in development at Netflix. In addition to this exciting news, he also revealed that the first look at an anime adaptation of Super Crooks is set to hit Annecy Festival later this year. Netflix passed on developing The Magic Order last year, though it appears that you can't keep a good idea down for long.

“Some time away has given us a chance to come back with a completely fresh look at the material, and we should be getting into our new writers’ room very shortly,” Millar wrote in his blog post. Millar also stated that he plans to release Volumes 2 and 3 of The Magic Order this fall. Volume 2 by Stuart Immonen will launch in October, with Volume 3 by Gigi Cavengo hitting "immediately afterward."

Millar also revealed that he's also developing a new live-action series in addition to working on a new spy comic. Details about the new live-action project are being kept under wraps, but Millar did have this to say about the project:

“We’re hard at work on a six-episode live-action spy series right now, my first since ‘Kingsman,’ but a very different kind of property,” he wrote. “The writer is someone I’ve been a massive fan of for two decades, and he was the only person I approached. This has the potential to be one of the biggest franchises I’ve ever created.”

Lastly, Millar spoke about the upcoming Super Crooks anime.

“This superpowered heist comic about eight super-villains is jam-packed with action and told in 13 30-minute episodes lushly produced by Bones. inc,” he wrote. “Fans will be able to catch the first glimpse of this highly anticipated series at the Annecy Festival this June.”

It's cool to see that Netflix's acquisition of Millarworld is finally starting to explore more projects under that deal. The first of several Millarworld adaptations to come, a series based on Jupiter's Legacy, launches this Friday on Netflix.

Here's the official synopsis for Jupiter's Legacy:

After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world's first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents' legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter's Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty. From executive producers Mark Millar, Frank Quitely, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Dan McDermott, Steven S. DeKnight, James Middleton, Sang Kyu Kim. Jupiter’s Legacy stars Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, Matt Lanter, and Ian Quinlan.

Source: Deadline

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.