At this stage Splinter Cell
is slowly becoming videogame legend as opposed to something of a regular thing from Ubisoft
. And as fans patiently wait for another entry into the popular spy franchise they can at least take comfort in the news that Sam Fisher is set to make his return to the screen. Albeit on Netflix
, in a new animated series currently in development.
According to Variety
is partnering with Netflix on a new animated series based on the Splinter Cell
franchise. According to the report a two season 16 episode order has been agreed upon with Derek Kolstad serving as the executive producer. He’s the writer behind the popular John Wick
The original Splinter Cell was released in 2002 as an Xbox
exclusive then later ported to PS2
. That first entry was critically acclaimed and well received, and in the following years Ubisoft published five sequels -- which are all still playable on the Xbox One via ‘Backwards Compatibility’. The last release in the franchise was 2013's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
, though if you want to get technical (as is the Splinter Cell way), Sam Fisher is set to appear in the mobile title Elite Squad
releasing on August 27. Oh, and then there was his recent guest appearance in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
With no news of a proper Splinter Cell sequel from Ubisoft during its recent E3-style event, stealth fans have had to look elsewhere for their stealth fix
. But, there was one bit of exciting news last month when the Italian voice actor for Sam Fisher revealed to Multiplayer.it
that we could be seeing a sequel as early as 2021.
As for the Netflix series so far all parties have declined to comment or provide specifics, so we’ll just have to lurk in the shadows and wait, silently, for the official reveal.