James Wan is making quite the rounds in Hollywood, as he has attached himself to numerous projects as a producer including reboots of Saw and Mortal Kombat. However, the Aquaman director has found his next directorial project.
It was announced today that Wan and Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking) have joined Mark Millar as executive producers of The Magic Order, the new Netflix series from the mind of Millar.
In addition, Wan will direct the debut episode and Lindsey Beer will serve as writer/showrunner for the series.
Five families of magicians sworn to protect our world 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.
Wan will executive produce through his Atomic Monster production company. Michael Clear will also executive produce with Rob Hackett as co-executive producer overseeing for the company.
The Magic Order was created in-house at Netflix by Mark Millar and later turned into a comic book, written by Millar and illustrated by the legendary Marvel artist Olivier Coipel, based on designs created by the team at Netflix. The first issue of this series was the highest-selling new comic book launch in almost 20 years and the graphic novel, collecting the first six issues, has just reached stores.