GREAT NEWS for The Legend of Zelda fans as Netflix veteran eyes Nintendo TV series (Pic: DS)
After the phenomenal reception of Castlevania on Netflix, producer Adi Shankar could be eyeing up more gaming franchises for treatment on the small screen.
On Monday, the highly-regarded producer posted on Instagram that he was “working with an iconic Japanese gaming company to adapt one of their iconic video game series into a series.”
We have yet to learn specifically what franchise this could be, but TheWrap seems to have picked up on rumours that it could be The Legend of Zelda.
"Producer Adi Shankar is in talks to produce a series based on the long-running “The Legend of Zelda” video game franchise, TheWrap has learned exclusively" states the site, though no source is acknowledged – so treat this as rumour for now.
TheWrap notes that when reached for comment, a Nintendo spokesperson said, “We have nothing to announce on this topic.” That isn't exactly a flat 'no' right?
Adi Shankar, whose most recent credits involve Castlevania, Bodied, Get the Girl and a pitch of a TV movie based on Assassin's Creed, posted to Instagram earlier this week that he may be able to reveal something about the project on November 16th at 1pm.
We'll update you as more news presents itself.
"The success of Castlevania created this opportunity" he noted on his Instagram.
We look forward to seeing what's next from the producer.
Netflix is spending a whopping amount of money on TV shows and movies this year.
The video-streaming website will be spending $8million (£6.1million) in 2018, to be exact.
One of their recent ventures is the second season of the hugely popular Castlevania anime which took gaming fans by storm in 2017.
For those who don't realise the show is based on the hugely popular 1980s Nintendo video game, Castlevania.
The gothic video game centered around the Belmont family. To avoid going into the entire backstory, the gist is that it sees a clan of vampire hunters who are fighting Dracula.
On July 7, 2017 Netflix released an anime-influenced series based on the game – and it seems to have set more similar projects in motion too.