Splinter Cell Netflix Series Reportedly in the Works

'John Wick' Writer Derek Kolstad Penning Story

We've heard rumors of something new in the Splinter Cell universe being in the works and it looks like it's just been revealed: a Splinter Cell Netflix series is reportedly in development and it's got some serious Hollywood muscle behind it.

Variety scored the scoop about this upcoming series based on a classic Ubisoft character. This new Netflix show will be an animated series totaling 16 episodes and split up over two seasons.

 
 

That's some pretty great news, but a show is only good as the people who are writing it. That's why you'll probably be happy to hear that the Splinter Cell Netflix series is being executive produced and written by Derek Kolstad, one of the key people behind the John Wick film franchise. That's right: the same guy who brought you the kickass adventures of John Wick is now going to be bringing that same style and flair to the world of Tom Clancy's deadliest secret agent.

Splinter Cell has proven to be a pretty popular gaming franchise; a total of seven games were released in the last twenty years. Unfortunately, it's been a while since we've had a mainline entry in the franchise; the newest release is 2013's Splinter Cell: Blacklist. With this animated series coming seemingly out of the blue, however, we may soon see something new on the gaming side of the Splinter Cell universe.

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When is the Splinter Cell Netflix Release Date?

An animated series showcasing the adventures of Sam Fisher does sound pretty cool — when will we be able to watch it?

Unfortunately, even the almighty Variety was unable to secure any more details beyond the existence of the series. Based on the timing of the announcement, I'd wager that it's going to be at least a year before we can watch the first season. That is, unless, they've somehow managed to produce a ton of animation already and kept everything under wraps.

In any case, you'll be able to watch the Splinter Cell Netflix series at some point in the future. In the meantime, you have other neat gaming properties to look forward to like the upcoming Dragon's Dogma anime.

Would you want to watch a Splinter Cell animated series or would you prefer a live-action show? Do you think this means we'll be getting a new game sometime soon? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!