Netflix announces a Minecraft series

2024-05-30
Netflix announces a Minecraft series

Netflix is developing an animated series based on the popular video game "Minecraft." The platform will produce the project together with Mojang Studios, the game's Swedish developer. Plot details are not yet known, but according to Netflix, the series will "feature an original story with new characters, showcasing the world of Minecraft in a new light."

The series, which will be computer-animated, is being developed by WildBrain, the Canadian studio responsible for Netflix animation projects such as "Sonic Prime," "Ninjago: Dragons Rising" and "Carmen Sandiego." In 2022, Netflix premiered a revival of WildBrain's "Johnny Test," which originally aired on WB and later on Cartoon Network for six seasons, from 2005 to 2014. The studio has also produced "The Snoopy Show" and "Snoopy in Space" on Apple TV+ and "Fireman Sam" on the U.K.'s Channel 5.

Mojang released "Minecraft" in 2011. With its signature pixelated style, the game allows players to build 3D worlds with colored blocks. More than 140 million people play "Minecraft" each month, which has spawned the spin-offs "Minecraft: Story Mode," "Minecraft Earth," "Minecraft Dungeons" and "Minecraft Legends."

This isn't the only narrative adaptation of "Minecraft" that Mojang has in the works. The Microsoft-owned company has also prepared a Warner Bros. and Legendary-backed film starring Jack Black, Jason Momoa, Danielle Brooks and Emma Myers and Jared Hess directing. The premiere is scheduled for April 4, 2025.

Source: Variety