Netflix Minecraft Series Announces New Characters In Franchise Shakeup

By Jason Collins | Published

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Minecraft is the world’s best-selling video game title, and it’s not at all strange that the game is getting its own movie, with none other than Jason Momoa as the film’s star. However, it would seem that Netflix plans to give Momoa a run for his money, at least when it comes to Minecraft, now that the streamer has announced the development of a Netflix’s Minecraft series based on the franchise.

The Announcement

The news about Netflix’s Minecraft was announced following the conclusion of a 15-day long 15th-anniversary celebration, with Mojang Studios announcing their collaboration with Netflix to produce an animated series set in its blocky universe.

As per their announcement, the series will tell an original story with new characters, and it will reflect the world of Minecraft in a new light. The series is being developed by the talented studio Wild Brain, which also produced Sonic Prime, Ninjago: Dragons Rising, and Carmen Sandiego.

The Biggest Game In The World


Unfortunately, no other details surrounding Netflix’s Minecraft series are currently available to the public, and neither Mojang nor Netflix shared any further details surrounding the development of the new animated series. However, given the size of the game and the overall popularity of the franchise, we’re likely to learn more about the series in the upcoming months.

The game has been popular ever since its release and usually has at least one million players online daily, with more than 160 million players playing the game each month.

Video Game Adaptations Taking Over


Given that it nails the recipe for Netflix’s Minecraft, the streamer already has anywhere between a million and 160 million viewers lined up to watch the series once it releases. This only confirms the observation that the next decade or two in Hollywood will be devoted to video game adaptations—since the previous ones belonged to comic book superheroes.

The success of the Super Mario Bros. Movie and the Fallout and The Last of Us series basically confirm the same thing, and since Netflix finally found the formula for adaptations, making a Minecraft series isn’t surprising.

A Sandbox

Making Netflix’s Minecraft series is a well-calculated business move that’s likely to financially benefit everyone involved, from Majong to Netflix and Wild Brain. As previously stated, Minecraft is an insanely popular best-sellerin which players explore a blocky, pixelated, procedurally generated, three-dimensional world that virtually has infinite terrain.

It mostly gained popularity because players were given free roam to discover and extract raw materials, craft different tools and items, and build structures, earthworks, and machines.

Worlds Within Worlds

Some have even built entire worlds within Minecraft, like the setting of PlayStation’s Bloodborne game, Minas Tirith from Lord of the Rings, Azeroth from World of Warcraft, and many, many other massive projects.

There’s also the aforementioned feature film directed by Jared Hess for Warner Bros, with Momoa and Jack Black as the film’s stars—the movie is scheduled to release on April 4, 2025. At the time of writing, Netflix’s Minecraft series still doesn’t have a release date, but given Netflix’s usual production time, we’ll likely see it before the movie drops.

Source: Deadline