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.

Read this next

E3 2019 Rumor Roundup

The down-low on all the rumors being discussed in quiet whispers in the lead up to E3 2019.

More News

How Queen Latifah Became a Last-Minute Addition to Sayonara Wild Hearts

Developer Simogo tells us how one off-handed suggestion landed them a major celeb.

Warframe Developer Responds to Recent Wave of Negative Reviews on Steam

Several issues with the Chinese Warframe community brought on a torrent of negativity.

Shenmue 3 Was a Much Simpler Game Before Deep Silver Agreed to Publish It

In the Beginning, there was only story and quick time events.

We Dare You to Eat This Pile of Ancient Pokemon Food

Expiration dates are just suggestions.