Zack Snyder to create Norse anime for Netflix
Staff Reporter | On 12, Jul 2019
Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Man of Steel) will create an all-new anime series set in the world of Norse mythology.
Netflix is significantly stepping up its anime game, with an expanding library that includes Ultraman, Aggretsuko, Castlevania, Devilman Crybaby, GODZILLA: The Planet Eater, BAKI, Violet Evergarden, B: The Beginning, and The Seven Deadly Sins. Other animated titles based on global IP 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. Now, it’s turning to Norse mythology for its latest anime, and it’s tapped the director of graphic novel adaptation 300 to do it.
Snyder, who is already working on Army of the Dead for Netflix, will serve as exec producer on the project and is creating it alongside Jay Oliva (Trese, Batman The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League The Flashpoint Paradox). Oliva will serve as showrunner, director, and executive producer. The pair have had a longstanding creative partnership, spanning over a dozen live action feature films, including 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. Oliva is also currently in production on the Manila-set Netflix original anime Trese.
“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,” says John Derderian, head of Anime programming for Netflix.