Mark Millar’s fist slate of projects for Netflix include:— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) July 17, 2018
✅ A #JupitersLegacy series that @stevendeknight will run
✅ A multilingual series of #AmericanJesus
✅ An #Empress film written by Lindsey Beer
✅ A #Huck film being adapted by Ted Melfi & more pic.twitter.com/s5hwfvYvqc
Netflix has officially announced five new projects based on the comic book works of Mark Millar.
Netflix acquired Millar’s company Millarworld last year and this year Netflix released its first comic book, The Magic Order by Millar and Olivier Coipel. Now Netflix has announced two new Millarworld television series and three new movies are in development.
“My wife Lucy and I are eleven months into our jobs at Netflix and it’s everything we hoped for to the power of ten,” Millar said in a statement. “To see a movie based on your work every couple of years is incredibly exciting, but to see them all happening at once like this and with talent this high-end is just off the scale. These are writers and directors I’ve privately been sending fan-mail to over the last eighteen months so to be working with them all is just enormously exciting. This really is the greatest creative environment I’ve ever worked in. I can’t wait to switch on my computer every morning.”
Here are the Millarworld projects announced by Netflix today:
A multi-generational American superhero epic, Jupiter’s Legacy follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930’s. In present day they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents. Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil, Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who recently signed an overall deal with Netflix, will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott also serving as executive producers for the series. DeKnight will also direct the first episode.
Multilingual (Spanish/English) series American Jesus follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he's returned as Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead! How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in
Queen Emporia is married to (literally) the worst dictator in the galaxy, King Morax. After escaping his palace with her children, Emporia and her
In a quiet seaside town, Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything. Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures, St. Vincent) is adapting the comic book into a feature film, with Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe set to produce.
Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty-hunter tracking
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