Netflix is ready for their own comic book franchise.
The streaming company announced a new deal series and movie deal with Mark Millar. Millar is the creator of Kick Ass, Kingsman, Jupiter Legacy, and Empress to name a few.
The announcement comes a year after Netflix acquired Millar’s comic book publishing company Millarworld in August 2017. Since then, the streaming platform has been developing two series based on his work called Jupiter’s Legacy and American Jesus as well as three movies: Empress, Huck, and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter.
“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 says in a press release. “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.”
Jupiter's Legacy: An original series about Golden Age superheroes having kids…and those kids becoming angsty millennials. Empress: An original film about a space Empress on the run. Huck: This movie wonders if the greatest super power is just all the friends we made along the way. Sharkey: Adapted from an upcoming comic, a film about a bounty hunter. In space. Named Sharkey. American Jesus: A comic-turned-Spanish-language TV show about a boy who may or may not be the second coming of Jesus.