Netflix has announced that they have closed a deal to acquire Millarworld Comics, the company founded by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar. This marks the first official acquisition for Netflix.
The streaming giant is now planning on adapting the company’s portfolio of critically and fan-acclaimed character franchises into films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to Netflix subscribers across the globe. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.
Said Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos, "As creator and re-inventor of some of the most memorable stories and characters in recent history, ranging from Marvel’s The Avengers to Millarworld’s Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted and Reborn franchises, Mark is as close as you can get to a modern day Stan Lee. We can’t wait to harness the creative power of Millarworld to Netflix and start a new era in global storytelling."
Adds Millar, "This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level. I’m so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn’t have a better home."
The exact terms of the new deal have yet to be disclosed.
For More From Infinite Earths, Be Sure To