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Netflix's animated Diablo series moves closer to reality

By midian182 · 5 replies
Sep 24, 2018
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  1. In early August, Blizzard Entertainment announced it was working on multiple Diablo projects. While this no doubt covers several games, perhaps a Diablo II remake or even Diablo IV, it’s likely that an animated series is also being developed.

    A few weeks after that announcement, Netflix was rumored to have found a writer for the Diablo series: Andrew Cosby, the BOOM! Studios co-founder and screenwriter of next year’s Hellboy reboot.

    Replying to a recent fan question over his involvement with the Diablo project, Cosby confirmed he was in final talks to write the series and become showrunner. “I guess I can confirm I am indeed in final talks to write and show-run the new Diablo animated series for Activision and Netflix. It’s very exciting and I hope to the High Heavens it all works out,” he tweeted.

    Cosby quickly deleted the tweet, so there may be an official announcement yet to come. He does emphasize that it’s not a done deal, but at this stage it looks likely that the project will go ahead.

    Netflix is no stranger to turning video game properties into shows. It found success with the excellent Castlevania animated series, which was aimed at more mature audiences. When speaking about the possibility of a Diablo series, Cosby said it would “definitely be Rated R."

    We’re likely to find out more about future Diablo projects at BlizzCon, which takes place at Anaheim on November 2. Game fans also have Netflix’s The Witcher series to look forward to, which will see Henry Cavill take on the role of Geralt.

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  2. Ravey

    Ravey TS Addict Posts: 148   +65

    Ah now they did say there was a big announcement about Diablo at the next Blizzcon.. I be it's this.

    A bit of disappointment, I was hoping for a new game.
  3. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TechSpot Staff Posts: 636   +614

    They did say "multiple" and this would only be one - keep the hope alive!
  4. alabama man

    alabama man TS Guru Posts: 563   +355

    This is better project for them than witcher. There's already asian and black women and almost all minorities so they don't even have to ruin the plot to add them.
    Nocturne likes this.
  5. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,393   +296

    I hope this plan goes well and NOT go off like the animated version of Dragons of Autumn Twilight (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonlance:_Dragons_of_Autumn_Twilight )
  6. Nocturne

    Nocturne TS Addict Posts: 154   +78

    Honestly, this needs to be extremely dark horror, something like Berserks original run, one of the very bad things about Diablo 3 was the slapstick humor comments they just threw in there while brightening the mood of the entire game instead of leaving it dark with more horror and dread, Diablo needs to feel like even when you win it's either a trade off, or victory's cost wasn't worth it with impending Doom hanging over.

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