Splinter Cell animated series in the works at Netflix
Fans have been begging for a new Splinter Cell game since 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist and while we’re not sure if Ubisoft is working on a new game or has given up on the game series, they’ve partnered with Netflix to develop an anime-style series.
According to Variety, Ubisoft has tapped John Wick writer, Derek Kolstad, to write and executive produce the series. Netflix has already greenlit the series for two 8-episode seasons.
For those unaware, Splinter Cell was originally released in 2002 as an alternative to the popular Metal Gear series. The game follows the journeys of Sam Fisher, an ex-Navy Seal that works for the NSA’s Third Echelon, who carries out secret black ops and stealth missions to save the world from terrorism.
Although there are still plans to develop a live-action film with Tom Hardy attached to star, the animated series could see Michael Ironside reprise his role as the voice of Sam Fisher.
This is just one of the latest projects Ubisoft has in the works in TV and film. They’re also producing films based on The Division, Ghost Recon, Just Dance, and Rabbids. There’s also a TV series based on Child of Light in the works, the Rabbids Invasion animated series is in its fourth season, and AppleTV+’s Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet just finished its first season.