The graphic novel is a new medium for the author, who previously wrote Kick-Ass and Wanted. Millar has partnered with Netflix to create a series of films based on his work.
King of Spies is a new graphic novel by award-winning comic book writer and creator Mark Millar. The story follows a young man who, after his parents are killed in an attack on the United States embassy in Afghanistan, is recruited into the CIA’s most elite training program.
Mark Millar, the creator of Kingsman, is returning to the thrilling world of espionage, this time with Netflix on board. For King of Spies, Mark Millar has joined up with Netflix, with the author creating the graphic book based on the original Netflix concept. The artwork will then be produced by artists from the comic book community, based on ideas created by a Netflix creative team.
Millar’s latest attempt into the genre has an official logline that reads: “In King of Spies, Britain’s finest spy confronts his most dangerous foe yet: his own death. Sir Roland King, who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and given just six months to live, looks out at the world he has rescued so many times and thinks he can’t leave us in such a mess. At every level, there’s greed and corruption, untouchable despots he’s forbidden to approach, and a system he no longer believes in. He wants to utilize his remaining time to make a difference with his unique combination of talents while also repairing the harm he caused in his personal life. The world’s most deadly man has gone rogue, and he knows exactly where all of the corpses are buried. It’s now time to hunt out the real creatures…”
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The graphic novel will be a “translation of this unique Netflix story written by Millar and illustrated by a famous artist selected from the comic book industry, based on ideas developed by the team at Netflix,” according to Netflix. The graphic book will almost certainly be turned into a series or feature film (or both) for the streaming service in the near future.
Millar said in a statement, “We’ve been discreetly working on this in-house for a number of years and we’re all excited about it.” “With Kingsman, the espionage world had been kind to us, and a return to the genre had to be something unique. This is the project in question. This is the Granddaddy of all tales about an elderly gunfighter returning for one final mission. It’s very violent and dramatic, but it’s also a lot of fun.”
King of Espionage seems to be the ideal premise for Millar’s return to the realm of spies, and it should be another fascinating read before being turned into something similarly amazing. Millar’s publishing house, Millarworld, was purchased by Netflix in 2017, and they’ve already started adapting some of his best-known works for their streaming platform. Millarworld not only provides them access to his tremendous back library, but it also offers them Millar’s creativity, with Netflix now able to call on the writer anytime they want to create something new. King of Spies may wind up becoming Netflix’s James Bond, and it’s impossible not to notice how much the titular espionage legend resembles Pierce Brosnan in the photos…
This news comes only days after another Netflix and Millar collaboration, Jupiter’s Legacy, was canceled due to poor ratings. After being canceled after just one season, the streaming giant and comic book creator will focus on new projects based in the Jupiter’s Legacy world, starting with Supercrooks. Deadline has provided us with this information.
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