Last month, Adi Shankar – producer on Netflix’s acclaimed anime series Castlevania – revealed that he was partnering up with an iconic Japanese video game company to adapt one of their video game titles as a TV series.
On the back on the tease, The Wrap reported that the project in question was an adaptation of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda, but it seems that was wide of the mark, as Shankar has now revealed on Twitter that he’s acquired the rights to Capcom’s Devil May Cry franchise.
Open for business. pic.twitter.com/TCT5JH9fXz
— Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) November 16, 2018
Launching in 2001, Devil May Cry is a hack-and-slash action adventure which focuses on Dante, a mercenary, private investigator and demon hunter out to avenge the death of his mother. The first four instalments in the series have sold over sixteen million copies in total, while the latest, Devil May Cry 5, is set for release in March 2019.
As yet, there’s no further details on Shankar’s plans for Devil May Cry, but we’ll keep you posted as news becomes available. Castlevania meanwhile was renewed for a third season by Netflix earlier this month.