Ubisoft might seemingly be doing its damnedest to deflate the dreams of Sam Fisher fans across the globe who’ve been pining for the return of Splinter Cell in video game form for years now, but there may be some small solace in new reports that streaming service Netflix is turning the beloved stealth franchise into an animated series.
The news comes from a report by Variety, whose sources suggest Netflix and Ubisoft have teamed up to produce two seasons – that’s 16 episodes – of sneaky Sam Fisher action, and that John Wick writer Derek Kolstad will serve as writer and executive producer on the show.
There are no additional details at present, though, so no indication of how much of the games’ DNA might make it over to animated form intact. Will, for instance, Sam Fisher be voiced by fan-favourite Michael Ironside? Will the shadowy Third Echelon return? Beard, or no beard?