The premise of the story is that the superhuman genome has been decoded, and a Korean billionaire has offered to turn six ordinary humans into superhumans who will then be called out to handle emergencies. This sets off a worldwide competition to be one of the six. Each issue will be set in a different country, with part of the idea being to make the comic attractive to readers worldwide. The characters may then spin off into projects of their own.
Millar sold his Millarworld portfolio of comics to Netflix in 2017 (see “Mark Millar’s ‘Millarworld’ Acquired by Netflix”), and he designed The Ambassadors with Netflix’s global audience in mind, opening the possibility that it could be adapted as a streaming franchise.
“The domestic audience is usually the main consideration for an American studio, especially opening weekend,” Millar told THR, “so having an entirely non-American cast of characters and exclusively overseas locations would be a hard sell if this was a traditional theatrical release, but I’m just as excited by Korea, India, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and France as I am about the audience in California or New York. It’s also exciting for Netflix as these are all growth markets.”
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