Netflix Developing Supercrooks Anime Based on Mark Millar Series


Netflix has announced that it will be producing an anime series based on Mark Millar and Leinil Yu's Supercrooks, which the streaming giant described as a "superpowered heist comic."

Netflix made the announcement on Twitter and revealed that Supercrooks will be produced by Bones, the studio behind blockbuster anime series like Fullmetal Alchemist and My Hero Academia.

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Originally published in 2012, Supercrooks is a four-issue miniseries that follows Johnny Bolt as he leads a team of retired super-powered thieves through a heist in Spain.

While Netflix didn't release any further details about the anime, Supercrooks joins an ambitious slate of programming based on Millar's Millarworld comic book imprint, which the streaming giant purchased in 2017.

Netflix is also currently developing series based on the generational superhero story Jupiter's Legacy, the second coming story American Jesus. and films based on Reborn, Empress, Huck and Sharkey the Bounty Hunter. Other Millar-created properties like Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman have already spawned successful live-action films.

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This isn't the first time a Supercrooks adaptation has been in the works. In 2011, the series was optioned to be a film before it was published, and in 2016, Waypoint Entertainment acquired the rights for the series.

Netflix also announced that a new adaptation of the manga Spriggan and an adaptation of the Capcom RPG Dragon's Dogma would be joining Supercrooks in its growing stable of anime programming.

Netflix has not revealed a release date for Supercrooks.

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