A ‘PUBG’ animated adaptation is in the works at Netflix

All the PUBG fanatics will soon witness an animated series on Netflix based on the globally popular free-to-play online multiplayer.

According to the recent announcement, there’s an animated PUBG title currently in the works at Netflix.

‘PUBG’ animated adaptation early details

Krafton, the developer of the blockbuster battle royale game, just recently announced a Netflix animated series.

Castlevania showrunner Adi Shankar will helm this project. He’s also the creator of another upcoming animated series Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix.

After the news broke out, Shankar himself expressed his happiness upon connecting with PUBG.

He mentioned the project itself is a new step in the evolution of “mending the torched bridge between the games industry and Hollywood.”

In a fun manner, he also said that he would look forward to becoming a chicken dinner winner on PUBG.

In case you don’t know, Shankar has previously worked on multiple video game-based TV shows. He was connected to series adaptations like Assassin’s Creed, Hyper Light Drifter, and Devil May Cry.

Well, it will be interesting to witness the animated version of a battle royale title that has become a phenomenon these days.

Since its release a few years ago, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds has escalated into more than an online multiplayer. It’s because the craze among the players has kept increasing with each new season and addition.

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More video games, more shows!

When it comes to making gaming TV shows, PUBG is not a new entrant.

These days, there’s an ever-growing trend to make multiple live-action shows or animated projects based on popular blockbusters. And yes, movies are there as well!

Upcoming titles such as the Borderlands film, HBO’s The Last of Us, and a rebooted Resident Evil movie are few major examples. Recently released mini animated series Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness was also one such project.

Few more huge works coming soon include Sonic the Hedgehog, Splinter Cell, Far Cry, Blood Dragon, and Detention.

Furthermore, an animated Witcher movie is arriving as well, next month. While the second season of the streamer, starring Henry Cavill, will make its way on the platform this December.

Coming back to PUBG, then it’s currently available on various platforms for die-hard online MP lovers.

What are your thoughts regarding the rapidly growing trend of video game adaptations into TV shows or movies? Are you excited about them or not?

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