Netflix confirms the animated adaptation of Far Cry, based on Ubisoft’s popular first-person shooter series.
Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix is based on the Blood Dragon expansion from Far Cry 3. According to Variety, the series received an order of six episodes.
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Along with Captain Laserhawk, Netflix has also announced that another Far Cry anime will air on the service. Netflix has yet to announce which game will be adapted into an animated series.
This is the latest installment in Netflix’s game adaptation strategy, which includes successful versions of series such as The witcher and upcoming bets including resident Evil. Netflix uses a combination of live-action shows, animated series and movies for its game adaptations, always on the lookout for its next blockbuster franchise.
The company is far from the only studio looking to make the next Game of Thrones based on popular game series. HBO is working on a Last of Us Series in partnership with Sony and Naughty Dog, as Sony finally prepares to release its Uncharted movie live with Tom Holland.
For many studios, networks, and streamers, gaming represents the next frontier in building great franchises, similar to what fantasy novels have represented for years. Netflix is now competing with everyone else to make the best adaptation possible – and hopefully get people to invest for years to come.
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