HBO Max may be delivering The last of us for carriers in January 2023, and Fall out looks like it’s not too far behind on Amazon. But as a trailer this week for an animated series Dragon Age: Conclusion is quick to remind us, Netflix is the undisputed home of video game adaptations. It has more than 15 projects in the works to go with the big names it has already introduced, such as the League of Legends spinoff. Arcane, The Cuphead Showand anime Cyberpunk: Edgerunnerswhose first season started in September.
Featuring movies and TV series, both live-action and animated, here’s a rundown of all the video games in the Netflix pipeline, as well as the latest news we’ve heard about them.
The “epic, genre-bending” live-action adaptation will be the first series in the partnership Netflix and Ubisoft’s Film & Television group announced in October 2020. The two have more Assassin’s Creed in mind, but they have not yet said what that is. it can be so. At the Ubisoft Forward showcase in September, Netflix and Ubisoft announced that they were collaborating on a mobile game.
Beyond Good & Evil
It seems blasphemous to talk about this getting an adjustable screen, with Beyond Good & Evil 2the long-awaited debut of the 20-year-old cult hit, almost AWOL since 2018. But, again in 2020, Ubisoft confirmed that it was working with Netflix at some point. Beyond Good & Evil film film. “We hope to share more in the future,” the publisher said. As with the game, it hasn’t arrived yet.
Back in February, Netflix said that it, 2K Games, and Take-Two Interactive (the parent company of 2K) reached an agreement to make a “film adaptation of the popular video game franchise BioShock.” 2K Games and Vertical Entertainment are the joint developers. BioShock last saw a video game in 2013’s BioShock Infinitealthough 2K Games said in 2019 that a new internal studio, Cloud Chamber, was working on the next installment, it is still “several years” away.
After four seasons as a smash hit, Castlevania returns to Netflix with Castlevania: Nocturnedirected by game show Kevin Kolde, who worked on the original game. Castlevania: Nocturne will feature Richter Belmont, the protagonist of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night. Netflix confirmed that the animated series was in production back in June.
The Devil May Cry
Adi Shankar, the main producer of the animation Castlevania series on Netflix from 2017 to 2021, he said in 2018 he had acquired the rights to an animated DMC series. Last year, Shankar told IGN Japan that the script for the first season was finished, that the first season would have eight episodes, and that it was being done with a “multi-season arc” in mind. Production was supposed to begin early this year; no start date has been announced.
Dragon Age: The End
We just heard on Thursday that this animated adaptation of BioWare’s fantasy RPG will start Dec. 9. The series will run for six 30-minute episodes and tells the story of a heist (of an old product) that went sideways. Stars on the job include Kimberly Brooks, Matthew Mercer, Ashly Burch, and Sumalee Montano. BioWare, however, is still active Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, was officially announced by Electronic Arts last June.
The Hollywood Reporter reported in the spring of 2020 that Netflix had closed a deal for the rights to adapt the 1980s LaserDisc drama, and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) was in talks to produce and star in it. Dragon’s Lair it fits, in a way, with Netflix’s programming aesthetic, as it went in Stranger Things as a familiar piece of 1980s nostalgia. Just this week, Collider asked Reynolds how the project was going, and Reynolds said Netflix “is making such a difference with it. […] I think [it] it will surprise many people. ” There is no more information about when this thing can start.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Who really knows what is this will be in the end, but Adi Shankar is also making an animated series called Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remixwhich is based on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the 2013 stand-alone expansion that mocked the 1980s action-flick VHS rental. The hero of the show is the cybernetic super-soldier Dolph Laserhawk, and according to Shankar, he has full permission from Ubisoft to mix the publisher’s IP, so this should be impossible.
Gears of War
Netflix has won the rights to the Gears of War adaptations, one feature-length film that has been around for almost 15 years, the other an “adult animated series.” On Monday, Netflix confirmed both projects were in the works, “with the possibility of more stories to follow!” Netflix will partner with the producer of Gears, The Coalition, to put the movie and cartoon on the screen, but so far no filmmakers, directors, writers, or other stars have been attached to any changes.
Horizon Zero Dawn
First revealed in a Sony Pictures briefing to investors in May, Horizon Zero Dawn was later confirmed for the Netflix live-action adaptation, with The Umbrella AcademySteve Blackman stepped up as presenter. Speaking during Netflix’s Tudum showcase in August, Blackman said the show would star Aloy, the protagonist of 2017. Horizon Zero Dawn and this year Horizon Forbidden West.
The live-action Pokémon series, in the model of 2019 was successful Detective Pikachuhas been in the works since late July 2021. Joe Henderson, Netflix’s executive producer. Lucifer, was credited as the writer and executive producer. But that’s pretty much what everyone knows by now. The series has not been officially confirmed by Netflix or The Pokémon Company, let alone named.
This animated series with the Blue Blur premieres on December 15. In it, Sonic and fan favorites Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Shadow, Rouge the Bat, and Big the Cat are all brought together because of a “sky-shattering event” caused. and Eggman. (Who else?) The show will run for 24 episodes and cast new voices in key roles, such as Deven Christian Mack as Sonic, Ashleigh Ball as Tails, and Brian Drummond as Eggman.
Tom Clancy’s The Division
First announced in 2016 as a film, Ubisoft told fans at E3 2019 that the project is focused on Netflix. Jake Gyllenhaal is still involved, as a producer and main character. Jessica Chastain also joined the project before it was announced in 2019. Finally, director Rawson Marshall Thurber said he hoped to start filming “with luck” sometime this year.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
Good friend Ubisoft’s fifth collaboration with Netflix is an animated adaptation of the mystery / action video game franchise, which, like a few other names on this list, has not seen a new video game in almost a decade. It was reported in 2020 that Netflix signed 16 episodes in two seasons, which Ubisoft later confirmed to Polygon. In 2021, Netflix teased the fans with another creative show. Derek Kolstad, co-producer of the John Wick franchise, is attached to the project.
Netflix announced in early 2021 that an animated adaptation of Tomb Raider was coming soon, although it did not give a release date or window. Tasha Huo, of A witch: Blood Sourceminiseries prequel coming Christmas Day, is on board as executive producer and writer.