Zack Snyder is the force behind “Watchmen,” “Man of Steel,” “300,” and Netflix’s upcoming movie “Army of the Dead,” and he’s creating an all-new anime series set in the world of Norse mythology. Snyder is also serving as executive producer on the project, with his longtime partner Jay Olivia.
Jay Oliva, from “Trese,” “Batman The Dark Knight Returns,” and “Justice League The Flashpoint Paradox,” is creating the series alongside Snyder and will serve as the showrunner, director, and executive producer. This isn’t the first time that Oliva and Snyder have partnered on a project, the duo worked on “Justice League,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “300: Rise of an Empire,” and “Man of Steel.”
Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller will produce the series alongside Snyder through Stone Quarry Animation, their production company’s newest venture with Oliva.
“Zack Snyder’s innovation in visual storytelling has pushed the industry forward and established him as one of the most distinctive filmmakers of his generation. We are beyond excited to partner with him and his exceptional team to bring the iconic characters and stories of Norse mythology to life in his inimitable style,” said John Derderian, head of Anime programming for Netflix.
As we mentioned earlier, Snyder is currently directing, writing, and producing the zombie thriller feature film “Army of the Dead” for Netflix. Oliva is currently in production on the Manila-set Netflix original anime series “Trese.”
The anime series joins Netflix lineup of titles that includes “ULTRAMAN,” “Aggretsuko,” “Castlevania,” “Devilman Crybaby,” “GODZILLA: The Planet Eater,” “BAKI,” “Violet Evergarden,” “B: The Beginning,” and The Seven Deadly Sins.”
New anime titles announced for Netflix include “Magic: The Gathering,” “Pacific Rim,” “Altered Carbon,” “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045,” and “Transformers: War for Cybertron,” all of which are currently in development. Earlier this month during the Netflix Loves Anime panel, the platform announced “Cannon Busters,” “Seis Manos,” and “Levius,” which will all launch later this year.
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