'Diablo' series potentially in the making at Netflix, reportedly to be helmed by 'Hellboy' writer Andrew Cosby
Diablo is an online video game by Blizzard studio, who have also created other roleplay-gaming platforms like World of Warcraft, and the very recent one, Overwatch
Rumour has it that Netflix could be creating a potential Diablo television series! That's right - the "genre-defining action-RPG set in Sanctuary, a world ravaged by the eternal conflict between angels and demons" could actually be churned out in the form of a series and if that isn't exciting news for all online gamers out there, get this: The potential series is reportedly going to be a collaboration with 'Hellboy' writer, Andrew Cosby!
The origin of the rumor was courtesy Revengeofthefans - a relatively small website that broke the news about a prospective Diablo series being on the list of Netflix's upcoming ventures. They were the ones to mention Cosby being assigned the task of writing for the series too, even though his Twitter accounts spills no details or even the faintest cryptic hints about the same.
For those unaware of what Diablo exactly is, it is an online video game by Blizzard studio, who have also created other roleplay-gaming platforms like World of Warcraft, and the very recent one, Overwatch. "Diablo is a dungeon crawler that like Blizzard’s other games, features a rich and deep lore that’s benefitted from some fantastic videos over the years," writes What's on Netflix.
"The video game series has already moved into other mediums such as having its own books and comics."
But since there are no hints or confirmations from the official authorities involved, the news of Diablo becoming a TV series is just a rumor as of now. But considering Netflix's past involvement over the years, with adapting video games into live action projects, it could very much be a possibility too.
Netflix's first dabble in the arena of video games and such was with the anime/animated series revolving around Castlevania - season 2 of which is set to release this year itself. But the streaming network's biggest video game to live action adaptation has to be 'The Witcher' series, which is scheduled for next year. To add to the list, rumors about Sony’s 'God of War' getting a potential Netflix series have been circulating too.
For those wondering around when the potential series on Diablo could get announced, What's on Netflix notes that "Blizzcon would be the prime event for a potential series to surface." As for the video game, Diablo itself, its fourth installment - Diablo 4 - is also rumored to be in the works after 6 years since Diablo 3 had come out. Which automatically makes things even more exciting because coincidentally both the rumored game and the Netflix series could come out at the same time!
What's better? "Blizzard themselves have confirmed that 'multiple Diablo projects' are in production and that we’d hear news of what these projects are by the end of 2018," writes the outlet. Now that's definitely some form of a heads up!