The game phenomenon Cyberpunk 2077 has just confirmed the arrival of a spin-off animated series which will be broadcast on Netflix.
Less than two years after the release of Cyberpunk 2077, the license is about to return in the form of an animated series stamped Netflix. baptized Cyberpunk: Edge Runnersthis 10-episode show will be produced by the Trigger studio, already at work on kill the kill and Little Witch Academia.
The series, decorrelated from the main plot of the game Cyberpunk 2077 should follow a wandering child from Night City, who, growing up, decides to become an edgerunner, a sort of mercenary outlaw. Behind the anime series, CD Projekt RED is expected to be heavily involved. At the production, lovers of dystopian SF should find Rafał Jaki (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher: Ronin) as showrunner and executive producer.
The succession ofArcane ?
This isn’t the first time Netflix has been interested in licensing CD Projekt RED. The red N platform has been relying on the charisma of the Witcher Geralt de Riv for several years now, inspired by the literary saga of Polish Andrzej Sapkowski, and popularized by the eponymous video games. By surfing on the worldwide success of Cyberpunk 2077 — whose release has not yet been smooth — the company no doubt hopes reproduce the phenomenon Arcane. Released late last year, the anime series inspired by the license League of Legends had been widely acclaimed by critics, but also by players who were already fans of Riot’s MOBA.
In animation, the Japanese animation company Studio Trigger has been working on the aesthetics of the series since 2018. The opportunity to find some big names in the industry, starting with Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal) in the role of character designer and animation director, or even Yoshiki Usa (Promare) Masahiko Otsuka (Star Wars: Visions) to the scenario. The soundtrack will be entrusted to Akira Yamaoka, already the work on the series Silent Hill.
You won’t have to wait too long to find out. NightCity on Netflix. The anime series has been confirmed for September 2022, in just a few months. In a first explosive trailer boosted with hemoglobin, Trigger already puts us in awe, and promises an outpouring of fights with millimeter choreographies. In the meantime, the original game is still available on consoles and PC.