Splinter Cell Netflix series in development from John Wick writer

In lieu of a new Splinter Cell game, Ubisoft has instead teamed up with Netflix and writer Derek Kolstad to create an animated series.

Splinter Cell fans have been hungry for a new entry in the stealth series for years now, with the last game being 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

While there have been plenty of rumours and hearsay, Ubisoft has not officially confirmed that it’s working on a new Splinter Cell. Instead, fans can look forward to an animated Netflix series.

In an exclusive report from Variety, the series has already been commissioned for two seasons, each consisting of 16 episodes, with John Wick writer Derek Kolstad serving as writer and executive producer.

No other details have been confirmed, with representatives from Ubisoft, Netflix, and Kolstad declining to comment.

This means it’s unclear whether the show will adapt the plotlines of any of the games or novels or have its own original storyline.

There’s also no word on who will be voicing protagonist Sam Fisher but one would hope that Michael Ironside, who has been playing the character since the first game released in 2002 but was replaced for Blacklist, will reprise the role.

He did come back for Sam Fisher’s cameos in Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Breakpoint, so there is some hope on that point.

A Splinter Cell film is supposed to be in production as well, with Tom Hardy playing the lead role, but there have been little to no updates about it since its announcement in 2012.

For the time being, Sam Fisher will be appearing in Ubisoft’s mobile crossover game Elite Squad, which features characters from across its Tom Clancy titles, including The Division, Rainbow Six, and Ghost Squadron.


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