Derek Kolstad, who is best known as the creator and writer of the John Wick film series, will reportedly serve as the writer and executive producer for the Splinter Cell anime. According to sources in the know, Netflix offered a two-season, 16 episode order for the anime adaptation. However, when Variety reached out, Netflix, Ubisoft, and reps for Derek Kolstad declined to comment on any further details about the deal.
The Splinter Cell series debuted with its first title in November 2002 for the Xbox. It follows Sam Fisher, an agent of a fictional black-ops sub-division of the National Security Agency called”Third Echelon.”
The franchise has seen a fair share of success that includes six sequels and its own novel series. There hasn’t been a new game since Splinter Cell: Blacklist which released in August 2013. There was a brief mention of a new title last year, but there hasn’t been an official announcement from Ubisoft. Talk about a Splinter Cell film adaptation goes back all the way to 2005, but there hasn’t been much news on its development for quite some time.
It was announced in 2017 that Derek Kolstad was working on a live-action TV series adaptation of the Hitman series. He’s also working as a writer and producer for a live-action film adaptation for the Just Cause series.