The Justice League director is teaming up with longstanding creative partner Jay Oliva (The Dark Knight Returns) to create an all-new anime series for Netflix that will be set "in the world of Norse mythology".
Snyder is now directing, writing, and producing the zombie thriller feature "Army of the Dead" for Netflix, while Oliva is in the midst of production on the Manila-set Netflix anime series "Trese".
Snyder and Oliva are already working with Netflix on two other projects - Snyder writing and directing Army of the Dead and Oliva producing the animated series Trese. Oliva did storyboards for Thor: Ragnarok as well, which is interesting enough for Norse god purposes. Stone Quarry Animation will also take a part in the production. As such, we can expect for this new anime to be action-packed. Oliva will also be the showrunner and director. Not that it'll happen, but still.
Details of the project are still shrouded in mystery, but the series will add to Netflix's growing roster of original anime projects including shows like Neo Yokio and Castlevania, as well as their recently released (and highly contentious) version of the classic Neon Genesis Evangelion. The film centers on a Las Vegas heist being undertaken in the midst of the zombie apocalypse, and will star Guardians of the Galaxy's Dave Bautista, Sons of Anarchy's Theo Rossi, Sweetbitter's Ella Purnell and more.
Oliva is now in production on the Manila-set Netflix original anime series Trese. The streamer also has multiple anime titles based on more familiar IP on the go, including adaptations of "Magic: The Gathering", "Pacific Rim", "Altered Carbon", and "Ghost in the Shell".
This new series further builds up Netflix's venture into the anime space, including a whole host of original series announced at the Anime Expo in early July.