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Netflix partners with Avengers: Endgame directors for Magic: The Gathering animated series

The end game is in the cards

Joe and Anthony Russo are heading back to the small screen for a new Netflix animated series based on the popular card game Magic: The Gathering.

The Russo brothers (Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame) are teaming up with Netflix, Wizards of the Coast, and Hasbro to oversee the series. The show will “expand on the stories of the Planeswalkers, which are Magic’s unique magic-wielding heroes and villains,” according to a press release from Netflix. The company didn’t confirm how many episodes the first season will contain.

“We have been huge fans and players of Magic: The Gathering for as long as it has been around, so being able to help bring these stories to life through animation is a true passion project for us,” the Russo brothers said in a joint statement.

Henry Gilroy (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Jose Molina (The Tick) will serve as showrunners, according to Netflix. Bardel Entertainment, the animation studio behind Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, will also contribute to the series.

Magic: The Gathering was first introduced in 1993, and it has amassed more than 38 million players around the world. Multiple books about the card game’s mythology have been released over the years.

Netflix didn’t announce a release date for the series.