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.

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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.

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