Netflix has opted not to proceed with The Magic Order, its upcoming series based on the Mark Millar comic published by Netflix. The project had been in early pre-production in Prague for a targeted 2021 start. It had not yet begun casting, with scripts still being written.
Deadline reports that Netflix brass continue to be high on The Magic Order IP; upon release, the comic became the highest selling new comic-book launch in almost 20 years, with additional volumes coming soon.
A decision was reportedly made that the series as currently envisioned won’t move forward but the streamer hopes to revisit The Magic Order as a TV series in the future.
The large scope of the project and the global uncertainty amid the pandemic were apparently a factor in the decision not to go forward with the series. We expect they will develop it further in another iteration.