Adi Shankar, the executive producer of Netflix's Castlevania series, is developing an animated-series adaptation of Capcom's Devil May Cry.
Shankar broke the news to IGN and revealed that Devil May Cry "will join Castlevania in what we're now calling the bootleg multiverse." The bootleg universe being Shankar's creative projects using popular IPs like Marvel, Power Rangers, and IP from video games.
Shankar also revealed that he personally invested in the project and acquired the rights to Devil May Cry "so the jabronis in Hollywood don't fuck this one up too." This will be the third series Shankar is heading up based on a popular video game franchise following Castlevania and a planned Assassin's Creed series.
The producer thanked fans for helping the Castlevania series over-perform and how that helped the series immediately get greenlit for season 3. Season 2 of Castlevania was also greenlit prior to the series officially launching on Netflix. You can read our review of Castlevania season 2 here.
Shankar teased today's news earlier via his Instagram and many fans suspected he would be working on a video game adaptation, though the thought at the time was it could be a Legend of Zelda series. Instead it's Devil May Cry which fits well into Shankar's oeuvre. I'll be curious to see how the upcoming Devil May Cry series differentiate itself from the 2007 Devil May Cry anime series by Madhouse.