It appears another widely beloved game franchise is set to get its own anime series on Netflix. Producer Adi Shankar who’s currently working on the upcoming anime show which is also based on a long-running game series; Castlevania, has announced through Facebook that his next project will be making an Assassin’s Creed anime show for the streaming service Netflix. Here’s what Mr. Shankar disclosed in his Facebook post:
I’m happy to let you guys know that I’ve selected my next project! I played the first edition of Assassin’s Creed the year I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream. At that moment I knew absolutely no one in the industry and could never have imagined that one day Ubisoft would ask me to take the world of Assassin’s Creed and create an original story set in it as an anime series. If anyone tells you not to follow your passion in life they are wrong.
No word on when the development for the new anime show will commence, or who will direct. As for Castlevania, that show kicks off this Friday, July 7th—furthermore, new off-screen footage for the show have surfaced online—it’s riddled with Spoilers for the first episode—so you’ve been warned.
We now know of three game adaptations heading to Netflix, Assassin’s Creed being second and a Legend of Zelda show in which we’re still unclear if that show will be live-action or an anime series. It’s safe to say that movie-adaptation aren’t really working for Hollywood and fans, maybe the route of taking a beloved game franchise and making it into 10 or 13 episodic show could work much better. I just hope those who maintain the rights to the Metal Gear Solid franchise can consider this new platform of media.