‘Splinter Cell’ anime series coming to Netflix with John Wick’s Derek Kolstad

Brenda Watkins
August 1, 2020

One very popular PC games series was, of course, Splinter Cell, and as it turns out, the franchise will be brought towards a TV series on Netflix. Luckily, Netflix is ready to jump into the rescue. In terms of style, it would be interesting to see what approach they take with this as an anime-influenced series doesn't initially jump to mind as the most appropriate way of adapting Splinter Cell.

As originally reported by Variety, the Splinter Cell series will be written and executively produced by Derek Kolstad, who fans will recognize as the writer behind the acclaimed John Wick films. Reports are indicating the initial order covers 16 episodes divided across two seasons.

The Splinter Cell franchise launched in 2002 with the release of its first video game titled Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.

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Clearly satisfied with how well its adaptation of The Witcher turned out, Netflix now has a Splinter Cell series in their cross-hairs. If you loved watching the John Wick film series then you would be happy to know that the writer from the film series Derek Kolstad will act as a writer and executive producer for the animation series. Now the veteran Ubisoft flagship series will come to the screen as an anime series of two seasons and sixteen episodes. The most recent addition, "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist" arrived on past-generation consoles Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U, and PC back in 2013, with incredibly favourable reviews. Every year at every Ubisoft conference, we cross our fingers, toes, and everything else looking for something from Sam Fisher and crew.

Netflix has really been making bank creating new original series based on video game properties.

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