The Netflix announced on Monday (07), the purchase of Millarworld, the comic book publisher founded by Mark Millar. Along with the comic, the "webemissora" will produce series, films and children's programs based on the characters and works of the publisher, as well as the production of new exclusive content under the supervision of the channel.
This is the first time that Netflix has acquired another company and its works. In a note sent to the press, Ted Sarandos, Netflix's head of content, reports on the acquisition process and the pride of having Millarworld as part of the cast.
“As creator of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent comic history, ranging from The Avengers, gives Marvel, even Kick-Ass, Kingsman and Reborn from Millarword, Mark is the closest we've come to a Stan Lee today“Said Sarandos. And it did. “We can't wait to harness Millarworld's creative power and start a new era in storytelling“He concluded.
Mark Millar also commented, in a note, his satisfaction of being part of Netflix like so many other big names and already showed happiness before seeing how Netflix will handle the properties and Millarworld. “This is the third time in history that a major comics company has been bought. I'm in love with what Netflix is doing and I'm also excited about our plans“, Celebrated. “Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn't have a better home today“, Finished Millar.
The cartoonist is responsible for the creation of Kick-Ass, Kingsman and Old Logan, for example. Currently, there are streaming platforms exclusively for comics, but Netflix intends to enter the competition and make a difference from the others. So, nice acquisition or not?