Today we’ve got an awesome new announcement for you folks on the SUMMONERS WAR front! As you know, Skybound North has partnered with Com2uS to bring their hit app SUMMONERS WAR to the screen. We are now excited to share with you that we’ve signed on writers and producers to the Summoners War animated series!
In other huge news, the very first SUMMONERS WAR short, “Friends & Rivals,” will be debuting February 11th! How cool is that?! Check out the press release below and make sure to tune in for the debut of the new short on the SUMMONERS WAR YouTube channel next week!
SKYBOUND NORTH AND COM2US SIGN CHRIS WYATT AND KEVIN BURKE TO WRITE AND PRODUCE SUMMONERS WAR ANIMATED TV SERIES
The Top Animation-Action Team Set to Expand the Summoners War Universe on the Heels of Pilot Short Film Debut
LOS ANGELES – February 06, 2019 – Skybound North/Wind Sun Sky and Com2uS announced today they have tapped Chris “Doc” Wyatt and Kevin Burke to expand the Summoners War universe, a billion-dollar IP with 100 million mobile RPG users, as writers and producers for the animated television adaptation. The series will include characters from the Summoners War “Friends & Rivals” short, debuting Summoners War’s YouTube (SummonersWarApp) on February 11, 2019.
Wyatt and Burke join Skybound North and Wind Sun Sky Entertainment CEO Catherine Winder (“Invincible,” “The Angry Birds Movie,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), who will serve as Executive Producer. The trio previously partnered on the animated adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s kids comic book “Super Dinosaur” in partnership with Spin Master, which aired on Teletoon in Canada.
Since Skybound and Com2uS partnered to franchise Summoners War in late 2017, the team has created 50 pieces of short-form online content that streamed on Skybound Games’ YouTube page. Fans of Skybound properties were also introduced to the world of Summoners War through a co-branded booth at Emerald City Comic-Con, and events at San Diego Comic-Con and PAX East, in 2018. The latest franchise development is the six-minute pilot short, which premieres in Los Angeles on February 9, 2019, followed by a February 11, 2019 release on Summoners War’s YouTube page.
“Having worked closely with Wyatt and Burke, I’ve witnessed their magic firsthand and could not think of a better team to give life to this series,” said Winder. “We’re pleased to get started on yet another exciting Summoners War extension sure to entertain the brand’s legion of fans and expand to new fans around the world.”
Wyatt and Burke are one of the leading animation-action writing and producing teams in Hollywood, with credits including “Super Dinosaur” (Skybound/Wind Sun Sky Entertainment/Spin Master), “Stretch Armstrong” (Hasbro Studios/Netflix), and “Iron Man: Armored Adventures” and “Ultimate Spider-Man” (Marvel/Disney XD). In the feature film business, Wyatt served as a producer on the cult-favorite “Napoleon Dynamite” (2004).
Summoners War is the flagship mobile RPG developed by Com2uS. Launched globally in 2014, the game has ranked #1 grossing in RPG games in 108 countries (App Store) and in 96 countries (Google Play). Summoners War features over 1,000 unique characters and provides a premium mobile RPG experience gamers are able to enjoy anytime and anywhere.
The new series will be a production of Com2uS and Skybound North, in association with Wind Sun Sky Entertainment.