Splinter Cell is Finally Returning... As an Animated Netflix Series
Splinter Cell is finally coming back, but its next appearance will be in the form of a TV series on Netflix from the writer of John Wick.
Sam Fisher has finally been saved! Well, uhh, sort of.
Revealed by Variety, Splinter Cell, Ubisoft’s long-dormant stealth-action franchise, is finally making a comeback, but not in the way that you may have first expected. Ubisoft has now partnered with Netflix to create an animated TV show based on the property with Derek Kolstad, who is most well-known for having written on the John Wick franchise, serving as the executive producer. The show has apparently already been greenlit for two seasons, with 16-episodes in total being developed.
The move might come as a surprise to many fans, especially those who have been loudly asking for a new Splinter Cell video game for quite some time, but it’s not too shocking to see Ubisoft move in this direction. In recent years, the publisher has gotten much more active in the space of movies and television. Not only did the film based on Assassin’s Creed hit theaters back in 2016, but Ubisoft has since started producing other projects such as a movie based on The Division and a TV show centered around Skull & Bones. Not to mention, the Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest is also in part produced by Ubisoft, too.
At the very least, this move shows that Ubisoft hasn’t forgotten about its beloved stealth agent Sam Fisher by any means. Even if there’s no such Splinter Cell game in development right now (at least that we know of), perhaps the potential interest in this animated show will prove to the publisher that a new game does need to come about sooner rather than later.