Netflix has found an unexpected goldmine in anime. It’s working well for them; they don’t have to halt productions due to strikes (for now), and the video game franchises to adapt seem to be endless. It’s true that some studios have performed better than others, and not all franchises have yielded the results the company hoped for. But overall, it’s been a success. A significant success in the case of Castlevania and the man behind it, Adi Shankar.
Netflix has released a brief trailer for its upcoming adaptation of a famous video game franchise, this time from Capcom, and it’s Devil May Cry. The studio behind it will be Studio Mir, a Korean studio that has previously worked on other Netflix series such as Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts and DOTA: Dragon’s Blood. As for the show’s creator, it will be Adi Shankar, who previously served as an executive producer and showrunner for Castlevania, one of the platform’s biggest animated successes.
However, this announcement isn’t entirely new. This series was actually announced back in 2018 when Adi Shankar acquired the audiovisual production rights for Devil May Cry, although it’s only now that concrete progress has been made.
Furthermore, the series still lacks a director and a confirmed release date. When we add to that the fact that the teaser only shows a few seconds of animation, it’s safe to assume that this project is still in the works, and it will likely take several months before it’s premiered on the platform. Even if expecting it before the second half of 2024 on Netflix seems unlikely, it’s always exciting to see these kinds of projects making their way.