According to an exclusive report from Variety, Netflix and Ubisoft are working on a Splinter Cell series. Don't expect gritty realism or Michael Fassbender front and center, though. It is a Splinter Cell animated series, written and produced by John Wick's Derek Kolstad.
Variety's sources claim that there are two seasons of the Splinter Cell anime planned, for a total of 16 episodes.
Variety did not reveal its sources. Still, Variety has had plenty of video game and game adaptation scoops in the past, like the announcement of the Fallout series.
As the report mentions, this isn't the first time Ubisoft has tried to adapt one of its franchises, although we sincerely hope the Splinter Cell series is better than the Assassin's Creed movie Fassbender starred in. . At the very least, it's a sign that Ubisoft doesn't have. You've completely given up on Splinter Cell, even though it's been seven years since Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist came out.
Nor are the dark and gritty games getting anime adaptations entirely unprecedented. During June's Night City Wire event, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will soon be getting its own anime series. And, of course, there's the Netflix series Castlevania, which is entering its fourth season.
Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more information on the Splinter Cell anime as it develops.