Thanks to the critical success of his Castlevania series on Netflix, showrunner Adi Shankar is making a point that video game adaptations don’t have to suck. After decades of disappointment, we might just be ready for a new age of gaming entertainment. To bring this in, Shankar is reportedly in talks to make a new television series based on The Legend of Zelda.
Crediting this possibility to the success of Castlevania, Shankar took to Instagram this week to tell us that he’s “working with an iconic Japanese gaming company to adapt one of their iconic video game series into a series.” Shankar intends to formally reveal which series this is on November 16th, and according to a source from The Wrap, it is none other than The Legend of Zelda.
This is certainly exciting if true, but it may be best to take it with a grain of salt for now. We’ve been burned in the past with these kinds of reports, after all. That old piece of speculation was quickly denied by the late Satoru Iwata, so it’s best to wait until it actually happens before getting too excited.
Also in the works, Shankar has announced an animated Assassin’s Creed adaptation and recently discussed his plans for the future of Castlevania. The battles between Dracula and the Belmont family could see the show lasting many seasons, covering the entirety of the video game franchise and beyond.
What do you think this series will be like? Are you excited to see the November 16th announcement? Hit the comments below to let us know what you think!