- 18 Jul 18
Netflix acquired Millar’s company, Millarworld, last year and since then has been developing projects with Mark and Lucy Millar, including The Magic Order, which has been published as Netflix’s first comic book and was the biggest selling new comic-book franchise in nearly 20 years.
And now Netflix has just announced its first slate of films and series based on the stories of Mark Millar.
In his years at Marvel, Mark wrote some of the biggest-selling books of this generation, massively influencing the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His book, The Ultimates, was named by Time Magazine as Comic Book Of The Decade and his Superman opus, Red Son, remains the best-selling Superman graphic novel of all time.
“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," says Millar.
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.”
Film projects include Empress, Huck, and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter
Original series to be produced include Jupiter’s Legacy, which is 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.
American Jesus is a 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 a conflict thousands of years in the making? Everardo Gout (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Sacred Lies, Mars, Banshee, Aqui En La Tierra) and Leopoldo Gout (Molly’s Game, Instinct) will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers on the series. Everardo Gout will also direct.