Ubisoft’s stealth-action franchise Splinter Cell could be heading to Netflix, according to a report from Variety. The writer of the John Wick franchise is reportedly attached to a two season, 16-episode deal for an animated adaptation.

Ubisoft’s stealth-action franchise Splinter Cell could be heading to Netflix, according to a report from Variety. The writer of the John Wick franchise is reportedly attached to a two season, 16-episode deal for an animated adaptation.

The Splinter Cell franchise is set to show back up in a new form. Variety reports that Netflix and Ubisoft are partnering for an animated adaptation of Splinter Cell, targeted towards an adult audience. Writer Derek Kolstad (co-creator of the John Wick franchise) is reportedly attached to the project. Variety says that the show has been signed for a two season, 16-episode order.
Splinter Cell first released in 2002 and has had six since additional titles since then, as well as a series of tie-in novels under the Tom Clancy brand. The narrative focuses on former U.S. Navy Seal Sam Fisher, who gets recruited to work for the fictional Third Echelon division of the very real National Security Agency (NSA).
Gameplay is based around stealth, with Sam infiltrating places with the help of his iconic green night vision goggles to uncover shadowy conspiracies and protect the United States. As the games advanced, the plot moved forward, with Sam heading up an even more secretive and elite squad known as Fourth Echelon. The most recent game, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, was released in 2013. Its available on Steam, the Microsoft Store, and physical copies are backward compatible on the Xbox One. It also features enhancements for the Xbox One X.
A Splinter Cell film has been in production for some time, although the last official update on its progress was in 2017. Polygon has reached out for Ubisoft and Netflix for comment, and will update should we receive a response.
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