The video game industry has an abundance of interesting stories and captivating characters. Splinter Cell is the latest of a lot of Ubisoft games which will be getting a Netflix’s adaptation.
In June of 2021 we have seen Sam Fisher in the first look of Splinter Cell, so let’s take you into everything we know so far about the upcoming series.
‘Animation Is F**k**g Cool, Dude’
Derek Kolstad who is also known for sparking a massive hit franchise John Wick which stars Keanu Reeves is the writer lead for Splinter Cell.
Kolstad also wrote for Bob Odenkirk starrer ‘Nobody’ and Disney’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
He has also expressed his admiration and readiness for working in Splinter Cell in a recent interview with Collider:
“Animation is fuc**g cool, dude. You send in a script and they make it. It isn’t a matter of casting this, this, this, or that. It’s like, ‘What do you want to do, Derek?’ ‘I think this would be cool.’ ‘That would be cool!’ We start it.” (Source: What’s On Netflix)
At present nothing much is known about the the first season of the Splinter Cell and it’s story line. However Derek Kolstad commented that each of the season’s story is going to be on a stand-alone basis.:
‘Every season is going to be self-contained, outside of the evolution of the main character. I like having one big, bad, one overarching story and one background story, with the A/B of it all, and yet, I look at everything I do — well, almost everything — especially in film and TV, as the best Westerns. He rides off into the sunset because he’s going to do the same fucking thing the next town over until he dies doing it.” (Source: What’s On Netflix)
According to him, season 1 is currently in the writing stage. In his last interviews in March of 2021, he said that he was wrapping up the work of the bible for first season to send to all the rest. He also told that writing stage will take an additional six months of the year.
When Will Splinter Cell Release On Netflix?
Derek Kolstad also noted that the launch of Splinter Cell on Netflix is not going to happen in the near future, but it is most likely in 2022 or later.
“Probably two years. Probably, no, about 18 months. These things, from inception to execution, are 18 months to two years. My job will be done in probably six months with the other writers. And yet you’re always on standby to go, like, ‘This isn’t working. This line sucks. The actor wants to do something cool.’ But I also believe that, especially in animation, if they can have all the episodes in hand going into it, I make their job easier, too.” (Source: What’s On Netflix)