Netflix has purchased comic book writer Mark Millar’s creator-owned publisher Millarworld.
Mark Millar and Netflix announced the deal today in a press release which detailed the following plan:
“Together, Netflix and Millar will bring Millarworld’s portfolio of critically and fan-acclaimed character franchises to life through films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.”
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos made the following comment on the deal:
“As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel’s The Avengers to Millarworld’s Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee. We can’t wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling.”
Mark Millar made the following statement:
“This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level. I’m so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn’t have a better home.”
Ted Sarandos added:
“Mark has created a next-generation comics universe, full of indelible characters living in situations people around the world can identify easily with. We look forward to creating new Netflix Originals from several existing franchises as well as new super-hero, anti-hero, fantasy, sci-fi and horror stories Mark and his team will continue to create and publish.”
Netflix released a teaser you can view below!
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Millarworld was launched in 2014 as a creator-owned publishing house, leading the creation of 18 published character worlds including Wanted, Kick-Ass, and Kingsman. Mark Millar, the writer of notable works such as The Ultimates, Civil War, and Old Man Logan, runs Millarworld with his wife Lucy Millar.
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