Splinter Cell Game, one of Ubisoft’s most beloved properties, has been on a hiatus for a long time now, and fans have been asking for a new mainline game in the series for years. So of course, Ubisoft is making a Splinter Cell anime.
As reported by Variety, Ubisoft and Netflix are teaming up to make an anime based on the popular stealth franchise. The is apparently being helmed by Derek Kolstad, best known for writing the John Wick films. He will reportedly be serving as the series’ writer and executive producer. Additionally, it seems like the series has been greenlit for two seasons, and a total of 16 episodes.
We’ve been waiting an eternity for another entry in the Splinter Cell franchise. Indeed, it feels as though we’re on the cusp of a new game; Ubisoft has hinted at the return of Sam Fisher, and there have been some hints here and there. It makes sense to bring it back, and it turns out the publisher is doing just that only, not in the form we all want.
Are you excited about a Splinter Cell animated series?
Ubisoft has partnered with Netflix to produce an original animated Splinter Cell show. As reported by Variety, the TV series will be an anime-style affair, and Derek Kolstad is on board as writer and executive producer. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, Kolstad’s most famous writing gig is the John Wick movie franchise. Apparently, the series has been picked up for 16 episodes over two seasons.
Other than that, details are scarce. Die-hard fans will no doubt be pleased to hear Splinter Cell is at least getting revived in some capacity, but it still stings that there’s no real sign of a game on the horizon. Perhaps this new show will coincide with a PlayStation 5 entry? Who knows.
Recently, Sam Fisher’s Italian voice actor Luca Ward said that a new game in the series is scheduled for 2021.