Netflix has ordered another Mark Millar series, “The Magic Order” with James Wan on board as an executive producer.
The “Aquaman” director will also helm the first episode, which will be written by Lindsay Beer, who will also serve as showrunner.
The series is based on Millar’s comic book series of the same name, which joins five other projects from Millar under his Millarworld banner, which Netflix acquired in 2017.
Here is the logline from Netflix: Five families of magicians sworn to protect our world must battle an enemy who’s picking them off one by one. By day they live among us as our neighbors, friends and co-workers, but by night they are the sorcerers, magicians and wizards that protect us from the forces of darkness — unless the darkness gets them first.
“The Magic Order” was created by Millar in-house at Netflix. It was later turned into a comic book, written by Millar and illustrated by the legendary Marvel artist Olivier Coipel, based on designs created by the team at Netflix. Wan will executive produce through his Atomic Monster production company. Michael Clear will also executive produce with Rob Hackett as co-executive producer overseeing for the company.
The rest of Millarworld’s lineup for Netflix includes two TV shows — “Jupiter’s Legacy” (to be showrun by Steven S. DeKnight) and “American Jesus,” about a 12-year-old boy who discovers he’s reincarnated as Jesus Christ. Millar’s Netflix slate also includes three feature films — “Empress,” “Huck” and “Sharkey the Bounty Hunter.”