The Rabbids series has already seen several seasons of television for kids, and now it looks like Ubisoft is opening the door for more of their franchises to become animated series. Rayman, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, and more are all set to have their own TV adaptations produced over the coming years.
Off the success of the Rabbids Invasion series on Netflix, Ubisoft's film and television division is reportedly developing a number of animated series based on its gaming IP alongside outside partners, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Alongside a Mars-based special for the Rabbids, two family-friendly series based on Rayman and mobile game Hungry Shark are due up.
For the older crowd, Ubisoft is developing a Watch Dogs series that's a "tamer 'cybermystery' aimed at tweens." Adi Shankar, who produces Netflix's Castlevania adaptation, is set to develop a young-adult series called Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe, based on Far Cry 3's neon-laden expansion Blood Dragon. THR also says the company is working on an animated sketch comedy about "video game culture."
Considering how well-received series like Castlevania have been, and the interest in adaptations like Netflix's Witcher series-albeit an adaptation of the books rather than games-now seems like a good time for Ubisoft to go all-out like this.
While it probably won't appeal to the crowd these original games have traditionally appealed to, I'm interested to see where Ubisoft ends up taking properties like Watch Dogs when aimed at a younger crowd. I mean, Avatar: The Last Airbender is technically aimed at a similar crowd, yet it's still a great show for all ages.