Assassin's Creed Is The Next Animated Show From Castlevania's Producer

Assassin's Creed Is The Next Animated Show From Castlevania's Producer

Adi Shankar already has his sights set on another show.

We don't know if the Netflix Original animated series Castlevania is any good yet, but the first trailer for the show looked surprisingly solid. Show producer Adi Shankar isn't sitting back and waiting though. In a message on Facebook this morning, Shankar announced his next animated series.

"I'm happy to let you guys know that I've selected my next project! I played the first edition of Assassin's Creed the year I moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dream," wrote Shankar in his post. "At that moment I knew absolutely no one in the industry and could never have imagined that one day Ubisoft would ask me to take the world of Assassin's Creed and create an original story set in it as an anime series. If anyone tells you not to follow your passion in life they are wrong."

Shankar did not announce the rest of the production team, so it's best to assume this is relatively early in the project's lifespan. As such, no release date was given. The Castlevania animated series will launch on Netflix on July 7.

This isn't the first animated series that's been associated with the Assassin's Creed franchise. Assassin's Creed: Embers was a computer-animated film released in 2011 alongside certain editions of Assassin's Creed: Revelations. The short film was produced by Ubisoft itself and chronicled the last days of Assassin's Creed II protagonist Ezio Auditore da Firenze. The film also introduced Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China protagonist Shao Jun for the first time. There was also an animated short produced by Rob Zombie for Assassin's Creed: Unity.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

Related articles

A Total War Saga: Troy Is Free For 24 Hours Today

Claim a free-to-keep version of Hellenic warfare.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits, a PS5 Launch Window Title, Has a Free Next-Gen Upgrade on PS4

Ember Lab won't double-dip if players leap to next-gen, at least for a while.

The Last of Us on HBO Intends to Use a "Jaw Drop" Worthy Idea Cut From the Games

Craig Mazin says there's an old idea that he and Neil Druckmann "have to do" for the series.

Embracer Group Picks Up More Studios, Including the Makers of Metro and Insurgency

The two veteran FPS teams will operate under Saber Interactive.

You may also like

In Singapore, Free Expression in Games Has Become a Lightning Rod Issue

How Singapore's government is worryingly turning its sights to free expression in video games.

Fortnite Discounts the Price of V-Bucks, Adds New Mobile Payment Method

The mobile discount circumvents Apple and Google's 30% transaction fee.

The Xbox Series X Won't Be Any Louder Than the Xbox One X

Phil Spencer speaks about the next-gen consoles fan.