Ubisoft and Netflix Announce SPLINTER CELL Anime Series From FALCON AND WINTER SOLDIER Writer
Although Ubisoft is not planning to release a new Splinter Cell video game anytime soon, the French studio has not forgotten about its stealth franchise just yet and announced a new anime series starring Sam Fisher.
According to Variety, Ubisoft and Netflix have teamed-up to make an original anime adaptation of Splinter Cell. The upcoming show will be written and executive produced by Derek Kolstad (John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), who's also developing the long-awaited Just Cause movie.
Furthermore, the show has reportedly received a two-season, 16-episode order at Netflix, which means that both studios believe in the success of Fisher's small-screen adventures. It's worth remembering that Ubisoft had been trying for years to turn Splinter Cell into a blockbuster movie with Tom Hardy (Venom) on board.
Unfortunately, it's not clear if Michael Ironside (Top Gun, Harley Quinn) will return to voice the beloved spy.
Considering that we haven't had a major Splinter Cell game since 2013's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, it's good to know that Ubisoft still has faith in Fisher's unlimited potential. As a reminder, Italian voice actor Luca Ward unexpectedly revealed last month that a brand-new Splinter Cell video game would be released next year.
Netflix's next major adaptation of a popular game series — Dragon's Dogma — arrives on September 17.