John Wick Writer Derek Kolstad Bringing Splinter Cell Anime Series To Netflix
Netflix and Ubisoft are partnering for an animated adaptation of 'Splinter Cell'. According to Variety, the show will have two-seasons and 16-episode each. Derek Kolstad - the writer of the popular movie franchise 'John Wick' will serve as writer and executive producer of the series.
The iconic Ubisoft games franchise features former US Navy SEAL Sam Fisher who becomes a highly trained agent of a fictional black-ops sub-division within the National Security Agency. It's currently unclear whether the series will be based off stories of the games or the series of the seven novels written by Tom Clancy.
The game was first released in 2002 named as "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell." Back then it was available on every major game platforms like Xbox, Microsoft Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. In the subsequent 11 years, there were six more games. The most recent game, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, was released in 2013.
Gameplay is based around stealth, with Sam infiltrating places with the help of his iconic green night vision goggles to uncover shadowy conspiracies and protect the United States. As the games advanced, the plot moved forward, with Sam heading up an even more secretive and elite squad known as Fourth Echelon.
Kolstad rose to stardom after 'John Wick' in 2014, followed by John Wick: Chapter 2 in 2017 and John Wick 3: Parabellum in 2019. He's also set to write the the fourth film of the same franchise, set for release in 2022. Right now he is working on Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. However there no news regarding the release date of the 'Splinter Cell' anime series.