Netflix Gets Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe In a Seven Figure Deal
Deadline has reported that Netflix is getting another comic universe to play in. The entertainment company has cut a seven-figure deal for the rights to Rob Liefeld‘s Extreme Universe of comic characters. The project will get a writers room that will come up with a series of connected feature films that will be overseen by Avika Goldsman. This is on top of the deal Liefeld has with Paramount to develop a film based on Avengelyne as well as his creations for Marvel.
The Extreme Universe covers six comic series with over 50 characters such as Bloodstrike, Brigade, Cybrid, Re-Gex, Bloodwulf, and Kaboom.
An earlier deal with Graham King and Fundamental Films had been struck but that didn’t work out.
Netflix has become a part of every day existence for me and my children. Their programming is the most dynamic and diverse I have seen. I am beyond thrilled and inspired to be bringing my Extreme catalogue to life with the creative wizards at Netflix. What Akiva Goldsman has achieved with his craft and storytelling across all mediums in our industray is of absolute benefit for my Extreme characters. He is an absolute comic book fanatic and working with him on adapting Extreme Universe has been electric. His stellar work on Star Trek Discovery has wowed the fandom and trust me when I say that the Teen Titans show he is producing is going to blow fans away. I cannot wait to show the world what we have in store.
Netflix last year purchased Mark Millar’s Millarworld which is leading to new comic series as well as live action projects for the company.