Netflix video game shows and movies currently in development

HBO Max could bring The last of us to streamers in January 2023, and To fall seems like it’s not too far behind on Amazon. But in trailer this week for the animated series dragon age: Absolution Quickly reminds us, Netflix is ​​the undisputed home of video game adaptations. It has quite a few projects in the works to go along with the big names it has already delivered, like the League of Legends spin-off Esoteric, The Cuphead Showand the anime Cyberpunk: Edge Runnerswhose first season premiered in September.

Encompassing feature films and TV series, both live-action and animated, here’s a rundown of all the video games that are in Netflix’s pipeline, plus the latest news we’ve heard about.

Assassin’s Creed

An “epic and genre-changing” live-action adaptation will be the first series in a partnership between Netflix and Ubisoft’s film and TV group announced in October 2020. Both have more Assassin’s Creed content in mind, but they didn’t say what. could be. During the Ubisoft Forward showcase in September, Netflix and Ubisoft also announced their partnership on a mobile game.

Beyond Good and Evil

It seems like blasphemy to talk about this screen adaptation, with Beyond Good and Evil 2the long-awaited prequel to the 20-year-old cult hit, which has been virtually AWOL since 2018. But, also in 2020, Ubisoft confirmed it was working with Netflix on a Beyond Good and Evil feature film. “We look forward to sharing more in the future,” the editor said. As with the game, this is not yet the case.

Image: Irrational Games/2K Games


In February, Netflix announced that it, 2K Games, and Take-Two Interactive (2K’s parent company) had reached an agreement to make “a film adaptation of the acclaimed BioShock video game franchise.” 2K Games and Vertical Entertainment are the producing partners. BioShock was last seen in a video game in 2013 Bioshock Infinitealthough 2K Games said in 2019 that a new in-house studio, Cloud Chamber, was working on the next installment, which was still “several years away”.

Castlevania: Nocturne

After four seasons as an animated hit, Castlevania returns to Netflix with Castlevania: Nocturneled by showrunner Kevin Kolde, who worked on the original series. Castlevania: Nocturne will star Richter Belmont, the protagonist of Castlevania: Blood Rondo and symphony of the night. Netflix confirmed the anime series was in production in June.

the devil may cry

Adi Shankar, Executive Animation Producer Castlevania airing on Netflix from 2017 to 2021, said in 2018 that it had acquired the rights to direct a DMC animated series. Last year, Shankar told IGN Japan that the scripts for Season 1 had been completed, the first year would consist of eight episodes, and was being made with a “multi-season arc” in mind. Production was to begin earlier this year; no premiere date has been announced.

Dragon Age: Absolution

We just learned on Thursday that this anime adaptation of BioWare’s fantasy RPG will premiere on December 9th. The series will run for six 30-minute episodes and tells the story of a heist (of an ancient artifact) that went wrong. Stars who are at work include Kimberly Brooks, Matthew Mercer, Ashly Burch and Sumalee Montano. BioWare, meanwhile, is still working on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, officially announced by Electronic Arts last June.

dragon’s lair

The Hollywood Reporter reported in the spring of 2020 that Netflix had reached a deal for the rights to adapt the 1980s LaserDisc game, and Ryan Reynolds (dead Pool) was in talks to produce and star in it. dragon’s lair matches, in a way, the aesthetic of Netflix’s programming, as it appeared in stranger things as a recognizable piece of 1980s nostalgia. Just this week, Collider asked Reynolds how the project was going, and Reynolds said Netflix was “getting such momentum with it.” […] I think [it] will be quite surprising to many people. There are still no further details on when this feature might release.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

who knows exactly What it will be at the end but Adi Shankar is also developing an anime series called Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remixwhich is based on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragonthe 2013 standalone expansion that poked fun at VHS rentals of 1980s action movies. The show’s hero is cybernetic super-soldier Dolph Laserhawk, and according to Shankar, he has full permission to Ubisoft to remix the publisher’s IP, so this should be particularly odd.

armament of war

Netflix has won the rights to two adaptations of Gears of War, one a feature film that has been in the works for almost 15 years, the other an “adult animated series”. On Monday, Netflix confirmed both projects were underway, “with the potential for more stories to follow!” Netflix will partner with Gears developer The Coalition to bring the film and cartoons to screen, but so far no filmmaker, director, writer or other star is attached to any of the adaptations. .

Horizon Zero Dawn

First revealed during a Sony Pictures investor briefing in May, Horizon Zero Dawn was later confirmed for a live-action Netflix adaptation, with The Umbrella Academyis Steve Blackman on board as showrunner. Speaking at Netflix’s Tudum showcase in August, Blackman said the show would feature 2017’s protagonist Aloy. Horizon Zero Dawn and this year Forbidden Horizon West.


A live-action Pokémon series, in the style of 2019’s hits Detective Pikachuwould have been in preparation at the end of July 2021. Joe Henderson, the executive producer of Netflix Lucifer, would have been the screenwriter and executive producer. But that’s literally all we know so far. The series has not been officially confirmed by either Netflix or The Pokémon Company, let alone named.

Prime Sonic

This anime series starring Blue Blur premieres on December 15. In it, Sonic and fan favorites Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Shadow, Rouge the Bat, and Big the Cat are all reunited thanks to a “universe-shattering event” caused by Eggman. (Who else?) The show will run for 24 episodes and put new voices in key roles, such as Deven Christian Mack as Sonic, Ashleigh Ball as Tails, and Brian Drummond as Eggman.

Tom Clancy’s Division

First announced in 2016 as a feature film, Ubisoft told fans at E3 2019 that the project was headed to Netflix. Jake Gyllenhaal is still attached, as producer and lead character. Jessica Chastain also joined the project ahead of the 2019 announcement. When last checked, director Rawson Marshall Thurber said he expected filming to begin “hopefully” sometime in the future. the year.

Tom Clancy’s Burst cell

Good buddy Ubisoft’s fifth collaboration with Netflix is ​​an animated adaptation of the stealth/action video game franchise, which, like a few other titles on this list, hasn’t seen a new video game in nearly a decade. . Variety reported in 2020 that Netflix signed on for 16 episodes over two seasons, which Ubisoft later confirmed to Polygon. In 2021, Netflix teased fans with key artwork for the show. Derek Kolstad, co-creator of the John Wick franchise, is attached to the project.

grave robber

Netflix announced in early 2021 that an anime adaptation of Tomb Raider was coming soon, though it didn’t give a release date or window. Tasha Huo from the witcher: Origin of blooda miniseries prequel coming on Christmas Day, is on the project as executive producer and writer.

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