While Minecraft was officially released in 2011, it was first introduced to the public back in 2009. This year, Minecraft is celebrating its 15th anniversary, and as part of the festivities surrounding that milestone, Netflix and Mojang Studios have announced that they’re making an animated series based on the iconic sandbox game. It’s a computer graphic-animated show that’s being developed by Canadian studio WildBrain, which was also behind the animated Netflix shows Carmen Sandiego and Sonic Prime.
The companies said the series will feature an original story based on new characters that show “the world of Minecraft in a new light.” We’ll most likely find out what that means exactly before the series launches when they start releasing previews and trailers. The video Netflix and Mojang have published only announces their collaboration — we’ll just have to wait for more information on whether the show will still include characters we all know from the game, like Steve, creepers and zombies, or if it will truly only feature characters we’ve never seen before. If the long-delayed Minecraft movie ever gets made, we’ll still see Steve in an adaptation anyway. Earlier this year, Deadline reported that Jack Black is set to star as the game’s blocky protagonist alongside Jason Momoa. 
Over the past couple of weeks, Minecraft has also released special items to celebrate its 15th anniversary, including free party add-ons, a free map, a cape and wallpapers. You can see all of Mojang’s anniversary items and announcements on the Minecraft website.This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/netflix-is-developing-a-minecraft-animated-series-130023691.html?src=rss

While Minecraft was officially released in 2011, it was first introduced to the public back in 2009. This year, Minecraft is celebrating its 15th anniversary, and as part of the festivities surrounding that milestone, Netflix and Mojang Studios have announced that they’re making an animated series based on the iconic sandbox game. It’s a computer graphic-animated show that’s being developed by Canadian studio WildBrain, which was also behind the animated Netflix shows Carmen Sandiego and Sonic Prime.

The companies said the series will feature an original story based on new characters that show “the world of Minecraft in a new light.” We’ll most likely find out what that means exactly before the series launches when they start releasing previews and trailers. The video Netflix and Mojang have published only announces their collaboration — we’ll just have to wait for more information on whether the show will still include characters we all know from the game, like Steve, creepers and zombies, or if it will truly only feature characters we’ve never seen before. If the long-delayed Minecraft movie ever gets made, we’ll still see Steve in an adaptation anyway. Earlier this year, Deadline reported that Jack Black is set to star as the game’s blocky protagonist alongside Jason Momoa. 

Over the past couple of weeks, Minecraft has also released special items to celebrate its 15th anniversary, including free party add-ons, a free map, a cape and wallpapers. You can see all of Mojang’s anniversary items and announcements on the Minecraft website.

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