Mark Millar has revealed The Magic Order as 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 (Thor, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man) selected as artist for the first volume. Read the description for The Magic Order below:
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 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.
“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” said Millar, President and Chief Creative Officer, Millarworld, a subsidiary of Netflix.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Millar explained that he is "a great fan of grounding big concepts so everybody gets them...It’s all about accessibility, and the big idea here is that these are the guys who keep the world as rational and normal as it feels to us now. These guys are out there cracking heads in the shadows so we can all sleep safely in our beds at night. That’s the deal and the ancient promise they made to mankind: five families across the world who take care of things whenever they’re needed. It’s R-rated adult fantasy. Something for the kids who grew up 10 or 20 years ago loving all-ages fantasy in cinema, but now wanting something a little tastier."
THE MAGIC ORDER will released in Spring 2018.