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You Won't Want To Miss Mark Millar's New Netflix Original Graphic Novel King Of Spies

The mind behind the "Kingsman" franchise, Mark Millar, has joined forces with Netflix to create his first original graphic novel, which will be called "The King of Spies."

As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, the renowned comic book writer has a special relationship with Netflix. When the streaming giant purchased Millar's publishing imprint Millarworld, it gave the company license to develop works from his back catalog of work, such as the recently released "Jupiter's Legacy" series, and the opportunity to develop new properties. As such, Netflix will support "King of Spies" from beginning to end, meaning it will help the graphic novel be published through Image Comics and will then have a clear pathway to produce either a feature film or series based on the story.

While the project remains in its early stages, with Millar and Netflix still waiting to announce "a superstar artist chosen from the comic-book world" who will illustrate the graphic novel, there are a few exciting details available already. Here is why you won't want to miss Mark Millar's upcoming graphic novel — and possible Netflix series — "King of Spies."

King of Spies concerns a master spy facing his own mortality

While there are still plenty of specifics surrounding "King of Spies" that Netflix and Mark Millar are still keeping close to the chest, The Hollywood Reporter was provided with a detailed logline for the graphic novel's premise.

"King of Spies" is a story about Sir Roland King, who is described as "Britain's greatest secret agent." When King is informed that he has only a few months left to live due to an inoperable brain tumor, he decides to leave the world a better place by taking on corrupt power structures that he was unable to act against while in the employ of the government. Beyond that, King will seek to repair trauma caused to those around him in his private life.

In a statement provided to Deadline, Millar explained "We've been quietly working on this for a couple of years in-house and we're all buzzing about it. The spy world was very good to us with Kingsman and a return to the genre had to be something special." Millar went on to further explain his enthusiasm for the project and to share two promotional images, one from artist Ozguy Yildirim and another from former DC art director Mark Chiarello.

While it sounds like there is still lots for Mark Millar fans to learn about "King of Spies," the fact that he's already put years of work into the project should indicate that the graphic novel, and any other subsequent adaptations, aren't too far away.