Netflix’s Castlevania animated series wowed fans and critics alike with its impressive visuals and faithfulness to the source material. Now, executive producer Adi Shankar is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle again with an all-new animated series based on another popular Gothic video game: Devil May Cry!
Shankar broke the news in a recent interview with IGN, and he later followed up with an announcement post on Twitter:
Open for business. pic.twitter.com/TCT5JH9fXz
— Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) November 16, 2018
In the IGN interview, Shankar confirmed that he personally acquired the rights to Devil May Cry. He also stated that Devil May Cry, “will join Castlevania in what we’re now calling the bootleg multiverse.” He did not elaborate on whether he intends to create a literal crossover between Castlevania– which is a property owned by Konami- and Capcom’s Devil May Cry, or if he meant that the two series would be interconnected stylistically. How an actual multiverse with crossover characters might work given the fact that the two franchises are owned by two different video game companies remains to be seen. What we do know is that Shankar knows the material well and he has a proven track record for creating faithful adaptations of this kind of material.
Shankar did not announce which streaming service Devil May Cry will debut on, but another Netflix deal would certainly improve the chances of a multiverse coming to fruition. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for complete coverage of this exciting new project as soon as it breaks!