An adaptation of the popular video game franchise Splinter Cell is coming to Netflix in an animated form, according to Screen Rant. Created by the video game company Ubisoft, Splinter Cell debuted in 2002 with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and has since produced 6 additional games and also seven stand-alone novels revolving around the world it created. This upcoming adaptation series will be an anime program and Netflix will incorporate Ubisoft in its production. The announcement for the series has been the product of the long-running video game franchise’ commercial and critical success and the backing of the well-known Tom Clancy (The Hunt for Red October).
Splinter Cell centers around a singular black operative agent for the fictional Third Echelon in Sam Fisher as he and the rest of his recon group as the player navigates missions revolving around information warfare and other covert operations. Despite being considered to be made into a feature-length film prior to this announcement, the anime adaptation for Netflix has already included the fact that John Wick writer Derek Kolstad (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) will be attached as a writer and executive producer on the series. Currently, there is no announced cast nor an estimated date for production to start.
The upcoming anime adaptation of Splinter Cell marks the first new content from the franchise since the 2013 video game Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist and the accompanying novel Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist: Aftermath.