Netflix has released trailers for a plethora of new animated shows at its Drop 01 event, including Devil May Cry from Castlevania showrunner Adi Shankar, a new Tomb Raider animated series from Crystal Dynamics and Legendary Pictures and more.
The Devil May Cry animated series has been a sought after project for Adi Shankar to tackle ever since his acclaimed Castlevania series on Netflix. The teaser trailer for the new animated adaptation from Capcom will feature Shankar as the showrunner, executive producer and creator of the series. The trailer doesn’t show much apart from Dante’s design, though we should see more of it in the coming months.
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The official tagline for Netflix’s Devil May Cry animated series reads:
“In this animated adaptation of the popular Capcom game, sinister forces are at play to open the portal between the human and demon realms. In the middle of it all is Dante, an orphaned demon-hunter-for-hire, unaware that the fate of both worlds hangs around his neck.”
This actually isn’t the first attempt to adapt Devil May Cry in animated form. Back in 2007, Madhouse (best known for Death Note and One-Punch Man) made a 12-episode anime series that was met with a mixed reception, mainly due to its lack of well-choreographed and stylish action that the games are known for. Watch the trailer below:
Netflix also revealed a new Tomb Raider animated series called Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft, which is based on the reboot trilogy of games. It will be developed by Powerhouse Animation which also produced Netflix’s Castlevania series and Masters of the Universe: Revelation. It’s currently pinned to arrive in 2024. Check out the trailer below:
Netflix also debuted a new trailer for Blue Eye Samurai, an animated series from the writer of Logan and Blade Runner 2049. Expect it to arrive on the streaming service on 3 November. Check out the latest trailer below:
Finally, we have Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, based off of the popular Far Cry spin-off game. It’s currently set to release on 19 October. The official story synopsis reads:
“The series is set in an alternative 1992 in the country formerly known as the USA. Now called Eden, it is a technocracy ruled by propaganda and corruption. Super-soldier Dolph Laserhawk has just been betrayed by the love of his life and locked up in Eden’s top security prison Supermaxx. He must now lead a team of rebel outcasts on risky undercover missions in order to survive.”
Check out the trailer below (oh, Rayman is in it too):