As the entertainment industry is gradually beginning filming and production, studios are rapidly ramping up casting roles. In recent news, online streaming giant Netflix is reportedly adapting Mark Millar’s The Magic Order as a television series. As a part of Millarworld, which is famous for movies like Wanted, Kick-Ass, and Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Magic Order is the latest adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic-book series of the same name.
According to The Illuminerdi, Netflix will soon begin production for The Magic Order. As the online streaming giant acquired Millarworld in 2017, Mark Millar’s The Magic Order will be the next comic-book series to be adapted on the streaming platform. For the upcoming show, actress Olivia Cooke of Ready Player One fame will star as a major character.
If reports are to be believed, Olivia Cooke will be portraying the character of Cordelia Moonstone. Though brave, Cordelia is the reckless and rebellious illegitimate daughter of Leonard Moonstone. A misanthrope, Cordelia is an alcoholic who desires to prove herself to her father. Having a penchant for dangerous stunts, Cordelia often lands in trouble. However, she is a central character of the series who is quite formidable too.
Mark Millar’s The Magic Order is described by the comic-book writer as Harry Potter meets Sopranos. In the comics, the Magic Order is a group of five magical families who live among normal people as stage magicians and master escapologists. But secretly, they use their magical abilities to fight supernatural and dark magical forces that threaten the world.
The events of The Magic Order are set in motion when a member of the magical family is assassinated by a mysterious figure. As the mysterious assassin slowly picks out various members of the magical families, it’s up to Leonard Moonstone and his family to stop the Magic Order from collapsing. As a full-blown war breaks out among the magical families due to mistrust and lust for power, Cordelia Moonstone and her allies rise up to the occasion to stop the war and prevent the mysterious assassin from obtaining an extremely powerful magical object.
Though the show is yet to make a full announcement of its cast, it has got an impressive set of people behind the camera. With Mark Millar serving as the executive producer of the upcoming show, joining him are Michael Clear who has produced popular horror movies like The Nun, Lights Out, The Curse of La Llorona, and the DC television series Swamp Thing. Screenwriter Lindsey Beer will also serve as an Executive Producer for The Magic Order. Lindsey Beer is well known for her screenplay of Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018). She is also writing the screenplay for the upcoming Masters of the Universe movie.
Aquaman and The Conjuring director James Wan will also serve as an Executive Producer for the show. The universally acclaimed director is also set to direct the pilot episode of The Magic Order, which is soon set to enter production.
Olivia Cooke rose to fame for her work in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One where she played the role of Samantha Cook/Art3mis. She has also received widespread acclaim for her work in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, The Limehouse Golem, and Thoroughbreds. She also starred in the critically acclaimed period drama miniseries Vanity Fair as Becky Sharp. For her portrayal of Becky Sharp, Olivia Cooke received universal acclaim.
As one of the best young actors of recent times, casting Olivia Cooke for The Magic Order means Netflix is not eyeing just another show. With Mark Millar and James Wan on board, The Magic Order can potentially become one of the best fantasy shows from Millarworld.
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