A Splinter Cell anime series is in development at Netflix Variety is reporting. According to the report, John Wick writer Derek Kolstad will pen the animated series which will adapt the popular video game franchise and books by Tom Clancy. Kolstad will also serve as the series’ executive producer.
A source has revealed to the site that Netflix already planning a two-season with each season of The Splinter Cell animated series having 8 episodes. Kolstad is the current writer of the John Wick movies franchise and the spinoff TV series The Continental. He also penned The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Just Cause, and the new Hitman TV series.
Splinter Cell follows Sam Fisher, a highly trained agent of a fictional black-ops sub-division within the NSA, dubbed “Third Echelon”. The game has spawned six sequels as well as a series of novels since its release in 2002. A Splinter Cell film has been in the works with Tom Hardy to Star as Fisher. A new mobile game installment was released announced.
When Sam enters a dark area, he’s got two options, thermal and night vision. Thermal lets him see the body heat of an enemy soldier, even through walls and doors. Shoot through cover with a high-powered weapon, and you can watch as the heat fades from the body. Not dark yet? Shoot out the lights. Need a distraction? Pick up and toss a tin can. Come up to a door too thick to pass thermal readings? Sneak up to it, slip a fiber-optic lead under the door frame, and peek at what’s beyond. When you’re ready, open the door–just a little bit at a time. While Splinter Cell lacks a famous hero in the lead role, it does sport the famous technical military thriller author Tom Clancy in the title. And you can see the evidence of his expertise in every facet of the game. Who needs the baggage of Metal Gear Solid 2 when Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell brings you better weapons, better controls, better graphics, better spy toys, and a coherent story?