Netflix and Ubisoft have joined forces to create an anime adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “Splinter Cell” video game series. On Thursday, Variety Entertainment Trade Magzine reported the news. Derek Kolstad, co-creator and writer of John Wick later confirmed it as well. He will serve as an executive producer and writer for the anime adaptation of the video game franchise.
Currently, there is no news on whether any Japanese Studio is involved in the production or not. Netflix, Ubisoft, and Derek are yet to reveal the main contents of the deal. For now, we are only aware that they commissioned the Splinter Cell anime series for sixteen episodes in total.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell is an award-winning secrecy video game franchise. It made its debut in 2002. The story of the game follows Sam Fisher — an elite operator in a fictional black-ops division of the NSA known as the Third Echelon. The series has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. The latest sequel, Blacklist, released in 2013. The creators also announced a feature film that was in development for a long time.
The creator of Splinter Cell anime is already an expert in the industry and currently busy with his several projects. He wrote for movies like John Wick and is currently busy with ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ series at Disney+ and ‘Nobody’ at UNiversal. Both of his projects will release by the end of this year or in early 2021.
This is not the first time Ubisoft is teaming up with a streamer for recreating their video games into films or series. Mythic Quest series and Assasin’s Creed film brilliant examples of their successful pairing in the past. However, it is the first time they are pairing up with the streaming giant. So, everyone is definitely looking forward to this project.
Splinter Cell: Release Date
Netflix and Ubisoft are yet to announce the release date of the debut season of this anime. We are all immensely excited about this project, and we will surely update this space once any new updates come on the Splinter Cell anime series.