News culture Netflix: Details about the Splinter Cell anime and a surprise about a Ubisoft license
Riot Games doesn’t have a monopoly on media convergence, Ubisoft intends to take the lion’s share thanks to its juicy partnership with streaming platform Netflix. They work together to deliver animation inspired by the Splinter Cell franchise and many other surprises.
Thanks to its association with one of the streaming giants, Ubisoft aims to create a rich cross-media universe. And the least we can do is for the French publisher to have a portfolio full of licenses that can lead to successful adaptations.
Therefore, Netflix has just announced the advantages and disadvantages of this collaboration with further details. In total, the two partners are working on the creation of four different series, exactly that!
Already announced last July, the Splinter Cell series will initially benefit from an eight-part first season. A second season with the same number of episodes is also planned. Of course, the series will trace the story of Sam Fischer and his many missions on behalf of Echelon 3.
At the top we find the creator and executive producer Derek Kolstad, who worked on the film “John Wick”, among other things.. The latter are replaced as producers by Gérard Guillemot, Hugo Revon and Hélène Juguet and supported by the production studios Sun Creature and Fost.
Many thanks to Hugo, Helene, Gerard and Claire for making this Elseworlds-inspired madness possible. Many Thanks @Netflix for seeing the potential in a 1992 cyberpunk dystopia. After Castlevania, I felt it was time to take a big, unexpected spin in the bootleg universe. 2/3 pic.twitter.com/49dm8IyqGg
– Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) June 11, 2021
In addition to these small details, Netflix made a surprising announcement as another Ubisoft license is being adjusted. The lucky winner is the Far Cry franchise, which is eligible for not one, but two series! At this point, the creative team for the Far Cry series has not yet been determined. However, there was more information from the second adaptation side.
The second animation series is based on the Blood Dragon DLC from Far Cry 3 and is called Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix. The latter has been described as “an original anime featuring alter egos of Ubisoft characters in a highly regarded homage to the early 1980s” and will take place in six episodes.
Adi Shankar, who will be the creator and executive producer of this adaptation, shared some details on his Twitter account. He is also supported by the Bobbypills studio.
Ubisoft’s ambition is palpable and has not stopped since then An adaptation of the Assassin’s Creed universe is also to emerge from this partnership with Netflix.
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