Fans of the Splinter Cell franchise will be glad to hear that protagonist Sam Fisher is to return to the screen through a new medium - A Netflix Anime Series.
Netflix and Ubisoft have stricken a deal for the series, with Derek Kolstad, known for being the writer of the John Wick, earmarked as writer and executive producer. Although Derek declined to comment on the specifics of the deal made between the two companies, we do know that the anime adaptation of the game will potentially span 2 seasons at 16 episodes a piece.
The first Splinter Cell game, released in 2002, follows Sam Fisher (an ex Navy SEAL) as he is recruited by the Third Echelon Division within the NSA. Black ops are this division's forte and sees Sam thrown into missions with stealth as the main strategy for completion.
Since then, the game has paved the way for a plethora of sequels and a series of Splinter Cell novels written by various established authors. Oh...remember the Splinter Cell film adaptation that was supposedly underway? Yeah, consider that on hold.
Kolstad is quickly becoming widely known for being able to adapt things for screen. With the John Wick franchise being a huge success globally, its safe to say that Kolstad has the skills required for adaptation. He has recently worked on the "Falcon and Winter Soldier" series to be aired on Disney+ later this year and has also been confirmed as the writer for another film adaptation of the game Just Cause - of which details are still unknown.
We'll be following this closely so keep your eyes peeled for more updates from SkyPunk Media.