Netflix makes its first ever acquisition


Netflix announced it acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing company, founded by Mark Millar, the creator of iconic characters and stories such as “Kick-Ass”, “Kingsman”, and “Old Man Logan”. This way, the company made its first ever acquisition. Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed.

Netflix will bring Millarworld’s portfolio of character franchises to life through films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally. In turn, Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.

The streaming giant said in a statement that this acquisition is a natural progression in the company’s effort to work directly with prolific and skilled creators and to acquire intellectual property and ownership of stories featuring compelling characters and timeless, interwoven fictional worlds.

Millar runs Millarworld with his wife Lucy. Since Millarworld was started, the company and its co-creators have given birth to eighteen published character worlds, of which three, “Wanted”, “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman”, have yielded theatrical films that together have grossed nearly USD 1 billion in global box office.