A year before signing his major deal with Netflix, comic-book creator Mark Millar was still being courted by multiple Hollywood studios.

There were dinners and business meetings that had Millar wondering where his creator-owned, comic-book gold mine Millarworld would go next. Hits like “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” proved Millarworld had bite at the box office. But before Millar signed off on making another movie based on his comics, he received a streaming offer he couldn’t refuse.

Millar says he wasn’t expecting an offer from Netflix, but that the company fit like a glove from the moment he sat down with them.

Netflix came in with a promise to work on Millarworld in its entirety, including beginning production on multiple titles at once with the promise that Millar could have any writer or director he likes.

“It was just the most enticing proposition,” Millar said. “And it was like the best thing that ever happened to me.”

Now officially a senior employee at Netflix, Millar’s priority is developing live-action content, but his favorite part of his new deal is that he can continue to make comics when he wants, and because of the company’s deep pockets, he can also get the best comic-book artists in the industry to work alongside his writing. The catch is now everything he does is under the Netflix umbrella, which means Millar’s books will be put out by the new Netflix Comics instead of being released under Image Comics or other publishers.

Millar is essentially working in reverse now: Before, he would make the comics and then watch them get developed. Now, he’s developing shows, and making comics off that content.

The first Netflix Comics series to come out of the deal is “The Magic Order,” which Millar describes as “Harry Potter meets ‘The Sopranos.'”

“The idea is that, I’ve never seen a ghost, you’ve never seen a ghost, the reason monsters don’t exist is basically (of) these (magicians),” Millar said. “The simple thing is that a bunch of people around the world who live among us, they’re stage magicians by day. At nighttime, these are the guys who take care of the problem. They take care of anything supernatural and they have been for years. They drew all the monsters into the shadows a thousand years ago and they keep it all quiet. It’s structured as a family drama. It’s about a family in America who take care of the problems, but there’s different families all around the world kind of like the mafia.”

The six-issue comic book series debuts on June 13 and will be illustrated by Olivier Coipel. (Millar didn’t provide a timeline as to when the live-action version will begin streaming on Netflix.)

Millar says his creative process is fueled by Netflix’s no-fear approach to taking risks on content – something Hollywood, despite having multimillion-dollar budgets, is not as inclined to do. “People are so terrified of giving the green light to something because they don’t want the blame if it fails,” Millar said. “Whereas Netflix is kind of like … there’s a whole bunch of risk-takers. And I love that aspect of it.”