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Netflix is partnering with Ubisoft to make a Splinter Cell anime series

By Tim Augustin - on 3 Aug 2020, 1:08pm

Netflix is partnering with Ubisoft to make a Splinter Cell anime series

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Splinter Cell is coming back! Well, kinda. 

According to a now-confirmed report from Variety, Netflix and Ubisoft have partnered up to make an animated Splinter Cell series. Based on the widely popular stealth videogames, this will be an anime series targeting adult audiences. 

Co-creator of the John Wick movie franchise Derek Kolstad is attached to the Netflix series, which has already been ordered for two seasons consisting of 16 episodes. Polygon also reported that Ubisoft confirmed that, “the deal is true,” making this a sure thing. 

The Splinter Cell game franchise follows the iconic Third Echelon division recruit Sam Fisher, who executes his missions as stealthily as possible. Those night vision goggles aren't just for show! The Splinter Cell series hasn’t seen a new installment since 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, although Sam Fisher has popped up in Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint recently. 

This isn’t the first Ubisoft property to get adapted into a TV series, however. Reportedly, the company was also attempting to make Rabbids, Rayman, Hungry Shark, Watch Dogs and Far Cry TV shows and animated specials as early as last year.