Rodney Rothman, who co-directed the 2018 film Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, will reportedly create a new animated series for Fox Entertainment. As a part of an overall deal, Rothman’s company Modern Magic will develop the new series for Fox. Modern Magic will reportedly produce the series along with Fox’s in-house animation studio Bento Box Productions.
Rodney Rothman started Modern Magic with actor Adam Rosenberg. The planned animated series will range from thirty minutes to one hour per episode. Apart from SpiderMan: Into The Spiderverse, Rodney Rothman is also known for writing 22 Jump Street and for producing films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
When asked about the deal with Rothman, the president of Entertainment for Fox Entertainment, Michael Thorne said, “What I love about Rodney is there are no limits to his creative, comedic genius, whether it’s reimagining iconic franchises, shaping instant cult classics, or writing laughs for Letterman. This direct deal with Rodney and Adam greatly expands our fast-growing Animation Domination slate, which is a key pillar to our growth strategy here in the U.S. and abroad.”
Fox Entertainment and Modern Magic are yet to reveal details like the story and release plans for the animated series.