Mark Millar has revealed “The Magic Order”, the first franchise he will create as part of the recent acquisition of Millarworld by Netflix, the world’s leading Internet entertainment service.
“The Magic Order” will appear as a comic book written by Millar with Marvel superstar Olivier Coipel selected as artist for the first volume. This series will be six issues long and the first will be released in the spring.
The Magic Order will be available for sale in print format through comic stores and other retail outlets and will also be available for digital purchase.
“We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster and these people are the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the mob in ‘The Magic Order’, as five families of magicians sworn to protect our world for generations must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day they live among us as our neighbours, 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,” says Millar.
“We wanted to make a splash with our first book for Netflix and this is it. I love dark fantasy and there’s an enormous gap in the market for something like this. Netflix hiring Olivier has also made me the happiest guy alive. I’ve been after him for almost ten years so to finally have our names in the same book is an absolute honour” adds the president and chief creative officer of Millarworld, a subsidiary of Netflix.