It’s official, Splinter Cell is coming to Netflix. The beloved action game franchise will receive a television adaptation on Netflix, thanks to writer Derek Kolstad. You may not know who Kolstad is, he is the writer behind Keanu Reeves’ John Wick films. And now we know that Netflix and Ubisoft teamed up to bring Kolstad’s project to life, which will be an animated series. Kolstad will be the writer and executive producer.
Fortunately for fans, this Splinter Cell series will not be something unique. Netflix has reportedly already given the series a two-season, 16-episode engagement. Splinter Cell will be styled as an adult animation, though no other details about the show have been revealed at this time.
Tom Clancy Splinter Cell arrived in 2002, and had six sequels and seven novels. The original game follows former Navy SEAL Sam Fisher, who is recruited by the NSA to work in the Echelon Third Division. Splinter Cell has been a success since its inception, but the franchise has not produced a new game in seven years.
The last Splinter Cell game released was Splinter Cell: Blacklist in 2013. Since then there have been numerous rumors and reports about the future of the franchise, but nothing official from Ubisoft has been revealed.
Conversations about a new Splinter Cell game have been on the rise lately, thanks to Sam Fisher’s appearance in a Ghost Recon: Breakpoint DLC.