While everyone is obsessed with comic book heavyweights in DC and Marvel these days, it would be premature to say that other smaller studios aren’t as rife with quality. As it turns out, Netflix will get a serious comic book bump soon, having signed a fresh deal with BOOM! Studios.
For the uninitiated, BOOM! Studios, like the aforementioned DC and Marvel, is based in the US, and was only founded in 2005. However, it has since established itself as a force to be reckoned with, putting out the likes of Mouse Guard, Once & Future, and the award-winning Lumberjanes, which was written by She-Ra and the Princesses of Power creator Noelle Stevenson.
It was also responsible for the comic book tie-in to 2019’s Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance series on Netflix, and this year’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover limited series.
“BOOM! characters are innately special, they’re colourful, diverse and varied and their stories have the power to ignite something in all of us,” said Brian Wright, Vice President, Original Series at Netflix. “We can’t wait to bring these stories from the page to the screen to fans in every corner of the world.”
“We generate 20+ new original series a year and are thrilled to partner with a company that is as prolific as we are,” said Ross Richie, CEO and Founder of BOOM! Studios. “BOOM!’s unique partnership model of controlling the media rights to our library benefits creators by positioning them to be packaged with high-end directors, screenwriters, and producers. We’re thrilled to continue our track record of translating our best-selling, award-winning library with the best TV talent in the business but now with the undisputed leader of the new streaming era.
Richie, together with BOOM!’s President of Development, Stephen Christy, will co-executive produce all upcoming shows on the streamer. No specific titles were announced for Netflix yet, however.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.