Netflix Announces Ambitious Millarworld Film And Television Slate

by Erik Amaya

 

After owning Mark Millar’s comic book company for nearly a year, streaming platform Netflix has finally announced plans to develop some of the writer’s comic books into films and television shows.

Deadline reports the streaming giant will develop American Jesus and Jupiter’s Legacy as television series — the former as a “multilingual” series — while Empress, Huck, and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter will form the basis of three features for the company. The latter is a new concept featuring “a blue-collar bounty-hunter tracking criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career.” It will first debut as a comic book next year.

Producers like Steven S. DeKnight and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Ted Melfi and Neal H. MoritzEverardo Gout and Leopoldo GouLindsey Beer, and Michael Bacall will develop the projects. In a statement, Millar said, “These are writers and directors I’ve privately been sending fan-mail to over the last eighteen months so to be working with them all is just enormously exciting. This really is the greatest creative environment I’ve ever worked in. I can’t wait to switch on my computer every morning.”

It is currently unclear how quickly these projects will make their way to the service, but it proves the company is still committed to Millar’s talents as a creator of entertainment.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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