Netflix announces two Far Cry animated series

This year seems to be the year of videogame adaptations, as Netflix has revealed that two animated series based on Ubisoft’s hit Far Cry games are officially in the works. Announced during the company’s Geeked Week, Netflix shared that it would be releasing Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, and another show currently unnamed, based on the videogame franchise.

Far Cry was first released in 2004, and has since spawned six main instalments, and several spin-off. From traversing through the African savannah to dealing with hallucinatory cultists, there’s tons of material in the Ubisoft franchise to inspire an adaptation. However, Netflix has been somewhat sparse on specific details regarding these two productions.

Currently, of the two shows, Netflix has only shared information on Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, providing a video where producer Adi Shankar, who worked on Netflix’s Castlevania, runs through some of the influences for the series. DC’s Elseworlds, Captain N: The Games Master, and his own bootleg universe series of short films were inspirations, he says.

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We only got a title card, with Far Cry printed across a blurry backdrop, for the other series. At least Netflix revealed a lot regarding its second anime adaptation, Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, satisfying everyone’s curiosity.

Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix is based on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, a standalone spin-off that trades open-worlds for neon violence, and will see alter egos of the classic Ubisoft characters in a retro vision that pays homage to the early ’90s. According to Variety, the anime is already set to have six episodes. Producing alongside Shankar is Ubisoft’s Helene Juguet, Gerard Guillemot and Hugo Revon.

These two Far Cry series come after a string of Netflix videogame-to-TV announcements With these, the upcoming Cuphead series, an upcoming Splinter Cell series, a Resident Evil TV show and CG movie, the League of Legends animated series, in addition to Dota: Dragon’s Blood, and The Witcher season two, it seems that Netflix isn’t letting up on videogames any time soon.

For more anime series why not head over to our guide on where to watch Pokemon, One Piece and Dragon Ball.

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Emma-Jane Betts

Staff Writer

Updated: Jun 14, 2021


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