Um so, Zack Snyder is working on a Norse mythology anime series for Netflix. Yeah, we’re just as confused as you are.
But just the words “Norse mythology anime” next to “Zack Snyder” is enough to pique our interest, especially since it’ll be Snyder’s first venture into anime—and TV, in general.
In today’s heaping helping of weird, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Aquaman writer and director is joining forces with the streamer to create an as-of-yet entitled Norse mythology anime alongside Justice League Dark director Jay Oliva, who will also showrun.
Frequent collaborators, Oliva and Snyder will be reuniting, both as directors and executive producers, after previously working together on more than a dozen live-action titles, including Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 300: Rise of an Empire and Man of Steel.
We’ll have to see how the time-tested comics-focused pair fare when delving into the anime world.
Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder’s wife, and Wesley Coller are also set to help on the producing end under Stone Quarry Animation.
The move is yet another attempt by Netflix to expand its anime fare with new anime series, Cannon Busters, Seis Manos and Levius on their way to stream this year.
Ever the jack of all trades, Snyder is currently hard at work as director, writer and producer of the forthcoming Netflix zombie thriller Army of the Dead. Oliva, on the other hand, is in mid-production for the Netflix anime series Trese, which means she’ll bring some real anime experience to the new project.
No word yet on a title or release date, but we’re excited and slightly bemused to see the new anime join the likes of Aggretsuko, The Seven Deadly Sins and Ultraman as another Netflix-produced anime series.