The Magic Order

Netflix’s Production Of “The Magic Order” Will Not Be Moving Forward

Deadline‘s author Nellie Andreeva released the announcement that Netflix’s production of The Magic Order will not be moving forward due to an assortment of reasons.

Andreeva goes on to say that “I hear a decision was made that the series as currently envisioned won’t move forward,” which seems to imply that there is still the possibility that this series will be picked up for a television or streaming production. Here’s to hoping!

One of the factors for halting production was due to the fact that the Czech republic, where The Magic Order was in pre-production, has reached a record level of COVID-19 infections. There was the indication that other reasons did exist for this decision, however those reasons were not stated.

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Mark Millar‘s series The Magic Order is a series of comic books that currently spans six issues that have been consolidated into one omnibus. Goodreads provides the following description of the series: “We live in a world where we’ve never seen a monster, and The Magic Order is the reason we sleep safely in our beds. Magic meets the Mob in The Magic Order, as five families of magicians — sworn to protect our world for generations — 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.”

Millar’s series is cited as one of the most bestselling comic book series in the past twenty years–which is no small feat!

While we wait for more news about what future this series has on the silver screen, we have the books to read and enjoy. Let’s hope for the best with this series!

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