Russos Exit Netflix’s “Magic: The Gathering”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Netflix’s CG-animated series adaptation of Hasbro’s popular tabletop trading-card game “Magic: the Gathering” has set a new creative team.

Announced in 2019, the project has “Avengers: Endgame” helmers Joe and Anthony Russo attached at the time. However they and their head writers Henry Gilroy and Jose Molina reportedly departed amicably early in the process over creative differences.

They were involved in the transition though and helped bring on Jeff Kline (“Transformers: Prime”) who is said to be leading the charge now, overseeing the creation of an all new storyline and expanding on the stories of the Planeswalkers.

His team will include co-executive producer and story editor Steve Melching (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), supervising director Audu Paden, art director Izzy Medrano and writers Nicole Dubuc, Russell Sommer & Dan Frey, and Taneka Stotts.

The Hasbro-owned Entertainment One will represent the company on the series, while Snowball Studios will handle the animation. Hasbro’s other big tabletop game property “Dungeons and Dragons” is getting a live-action film adaptation starring Chris Pine. That project announced today on Twitter that filming has officially wrapped.

Source: Deadline

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