Netflix Buys Comics Publisher Millarworld

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Netflix just made its first acquisition ever.

The video streaming giant announced on Aug. 7 that it bought comic book company Millarworld.

The publisher is responsible for a number of hit titles. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” inspired a 2015 movie, which grossed more than $414 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

The sequel, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” is set to debut in September. And the film version of Millarworld’s “Wanted” was released in 2008, and grossed more than $341 million around the world.

Netflix plans to turn its franchises into films, series, and kids’ shows. So the acquisition gives Netflix more content if and when its Disney deal runs out.

Millarworld, which was founded by comics writer Mark Millar, will continue to develop new characters under Netflix. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.