Daniel Spellbound is a new CG animated action-adventure series created by Industrial Brothers‘ Chief Creative Officer, Matt Fernandes. This epic 20 x 22-minute series, made in partnership with Boat Rocker Media, will debut globally on Netflix in 2022.
Set in modern-day New York City, magic is real… it’s just hidden from the public by sleight of hand and misdirection. But Daniel Spellbound knows where to find it – as a tracker of magical ingredients he makes his living selling rare goods to sorcerers and wizards for their spells. But when he discovers a strange ingredient, Daniel catches the attention of dangerous alchemists and he suddenly must test his skills on an adventure around the globe, while the magical world hangs in the balance!
– From Deadline article “Netflix Orders ‘Daniel Spellbound’ CG Animated Series From Matt Fernandes & Boat Rocker Studios” (February 4, 2021)
The show’s creator and director, Matt Fernandes, says about the show:
I wanted to create a contemporary fantasy world that reflected urban culture — not just set in a magical world, but where the magic is woven into the fabric of modern society, only hidden in plain sight. I had always been curious about how wizards actually acquired the strange ingredients for their spells. Is there a corner store that has them? And who is the guy that finds all that weird stuff? From that point, Daniel Spellbound was born.
– From Variety article “Netflix Expands Slate of Kids Animated Programs With ‘Daniel Spellbound’ Series” (February 4, 2021)
Jon Rutherford, President of Boat Rocker Studios, Kids & Family and Rights, adds:
We’re very excited to finally announce a project that we developed and pitched over three years ago, and couldn’t be happier to be producing it with Netflix. Matt and I always envisioned this story would inspire kids and families around the world and it’s incredible to now see these magical worlds come to life. We look forward to unveiling this show to the world in 2022.
– From ComicBook.com article “Daniel Spellbound Animated Series Coming To Netflix” (February 6, 2021)