Fresh off Netflix’s Geeked Week, it looks like the streaming giant is dead set on creating series and/or film adaptations of a string of Ubisoft franchises. Just confirmed this week are three new anime series adaptations of Ubisoft’s games, particularly Far Cry, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.
Adi Shankar (Castlevania) will be writing and directing Captain Laserhawk and is set to be a “Blood Dragon Remix” of all Ubisoft properties. Shankar revealed that Laserhawk will be a Bootleg Universe version of the hugely-popular spinoff Far Cry: Blood Dragon. The series is set in a cyberpunk dystopian world in the year 1992, where automation became widespread way back 1950. Eden, a tech megacorporation, initiates a universal basic income to all citizens, and in turn has begun exerting control over the people through mass surveillance. The protagonist, Dolph Laserhawk, is a former Eden army supersoldier intent on performing one final heist against Eden before finally hiding into obscurity with his boyfriend.
The other Far Cry series confirmed for Netflix is unfortunately devoid of any information save its confirmation during Geeked Week.
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Finally, we get our first look at Netflix and Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell series. The teaser image unveiled during Geeked Week shows an older Sam Fisher. Confirmed at the writer’s seat is Derek Kolstad, widely known for his work in the John Wick films.
No release dates or additional information have been confirmed for the three series.