'Castlevania' producer is bringing 'Devil May Cry' animated series to Netflix
Executive producer Adi Shankar credits the announcement of the 'Devil May Cry' series to the success of Netflix series 'Castlevania'
An animated series adaptation of Capcom’s popular video game franchise 'Devil May Cry' franchise is currently in the works.
According to IGN, the series is being developed by Adi Shankar, who happens to be the executive producer of Netflix’s 'Castlevania' series. In an interview with IGN, Shankar revealed that his 'Devil May Cry' series “will join Castlevania in what we’re now calling the bootleg multiverse.”
Shankar didn't reveal much information about the series but said, "I acquired these (Devil May Cry) rights himself so the jabronis in Hollywood don’t f*** this one up too." He added that he should be allowed more creative freedom by his financial investment as he starts to build his ambitious multiverse.
The Indian-American film producer credits the announcement of the 'Devil May Cry' series to the success of Netflix series 'Castlevania' which he said 'really over-performed'. "It did crazy well. We immediately got greenlit for Season 3.” Thanking all his fans who made his dream a reality, Shankar said, “I wouldn’t have a job if it wasn’t for the fans."
Following his announcement on IGN, Shankar took to social media and revealed the news about his brand new project on Twitter, captioning it, "Open for business."
Though it has been confirmed that there will be a 'Devil May Cry' series, there is no word out yet on where or when the animated series will air. There’s also no information on casting or who will be writing the series. 'Castlevania' is written by comic book and novel author Warren Ellis, he is also best known for his graphic novels like 'Transmetropolitan' and 'The Authority.'
The 'Devil May Cry' gaming franchise has sold around 16 million units since its start. It was also recently announced by Capcom that they are working on a fifth entry in the series which is set to be released next year on March 8, 2019. Its predecessor, 'Devil May Cry 4', was released around 10 years ago. The reboot title was created in 2013 by Developer Ninja Theory and it was well-received by critics and it apparently was selling well in Japan, but at the same time failed to gain the attention of most audiences in the West.
The announcement of the 'Devil May Cry' series came as a shock to the fans.
Goddammit this made my day, thank you for reminding me of Desert Bus— Sails @ Home 💤 (@PsychoSails) November 16, 2018
Hell if its a fraction as good as Castlevania I'll be happy.— I'llsleepwhenIgraduate (@deck_punk) November 16, 2018
Maybe he will fill the DMC FRANCHISES DARK SOUL WITH LIGHT!!!
Wait....what.....wait....I ....what?!? Netflix animated ?! Netflix live action?!....WAIT WHAT?!— Rick (@KickAssTakeNaps) November 16, 2018