During Saturday’s TUDUM online fan event, Netflix debuted the trailer for Mark Millar’s supervillain anime series, Super Crooks.
Millar is known for writing comics, Kick-Ass, Kingsmen, and the Netflix Jupiter’s Legacy live-action series.
“In this anime adaptation, small-time crook Johnny Bolt recruits the ultimate crew for one last heist — for real! From comic book legend Mark Millar, this super-powered heist story about eight super-villains is jam-packed with action and told in 13x 30-minute episodes lushly produced by Bones,” states the video description. “Super Crooks premieres on November 25th, only on Netflix.”
Mark Millar also talked about Super Crooks in his new e-mail newsletter:
First I need to share the TEASER trailer for our Super Crooks Anime series, a 13 part thing of beauty we’ve been working on with our Netflix team in Japan and the magnificent Studio Bones…
Regulars will know we’re currently hard at work on the live action series of Super Crooks right now, adapted from the book I did almost a decade ago with my great friend Leinil Yu. But the animated series will be up first and actually on Netflix November 25th. You’re going to love it. Its bona fide bonkers and some of the maddest stuff I’ve ever come up with. The original plan was to do a European movie of this with my buddy Nacho Vigalondo some years back, but we never got the funding we wanted. After Millarworld was sold to Netflix was snapped up by our animation department, but the story itself was only four issues and just enough material for maybe 3 episodes of the show. So the guys asked me to create another 10 episodes of story for this beast and honest to God it was a pure joy. Not only did it mean creating another batch of characters with Leinil again, who’s a sweetheart and a genius, but I got to flesh out Johnny Bolt, give him an origin and a wider cast and go deep with a load of stuff I never had room for in the comic. You guys are going to wet yourselves.