Following the announcement that streaming giant Netflix had purchased the rights to writing behemoth Mark Millar’s Millarworld back in 2017, comic book fans waited with bated breath to discover what titles would be adapted.
First up is the recent adaptation of the 2013 Jupiter’s Legacy, which focuses on ageing superhero team the Union of Justice and their hopes of passing the baton to the next generation. The series stars Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Matt Lanter and Ian Quinlan. The series is currently streaming now on Netflix. This has the potential to be one of the biggest franchises I’ve ever created
But what’s next in the wings for the universe? According to a recent blog by the Kingsman writer, the team are hard at work on a six-episode live-action spy series, which is described as a very different property to his first spy venture. Millar also went on to say that this has the potential to “be one of the biggest franchises I’ve ever created.”
A live-action adaptation of popular comic series Magic Order is also in active development, along with The Magic Order Volumes 2 and 3 set for release in October.
American Jesus is also in the pipeline, with Everardo Gout (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Sacred Lies) and Leopoldo Gout (Molly’s Game, Instinct) attached. The writer noted that he’s “blown away by the creative choices that Netflix has allowed us, and particularly since this series will feature Spanish and English dialogue.
In regards to the big screen, the creative team behind sci-fi epic Reborn has been announced. Bek Smith, who came out of the Marvel Writing Program, is on board as writer, Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie) is set to direct and Sandra Bullock will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment.
Also included in the slate are Empress, Huck, and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter, along with new addition Prodigy, with a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo (Marvel’s The Eternals).
Millar commented: “We are being thoughtful and deliberate, taking our time in building out each story organically. Our slate is curated to feature a wide variety of content – but you’ll feel the Millarworld DNA in all of them — always through an “artist” and “fan-first” lens.”