Interesting storylines and engaging characters abound in the video game business, and Splinter Cell is one of many Ubisoft properties getting a Netflix adaptation. We first saw Sam Fisher in June 2021, so let’s take a look at what we know about the Netflix Splinter Cell series thus far.
The show, which is being directed by Derek Kolstad, who wrote John Wick, has been in the works for quite some time. Kolstad has expressed his enthusiasm for approaching the subject matter through an animated lens since it allows him to experiment with numerous creative approaches.
Splinter Cell Plot and Other Details
The story of the first season of Splinter Cell is currently unknown, though Derek Kolstad has stated that each season’s plotline will be self-contained:
“Every season is going to be self-contained, outside of the evolution of the main character. I like having one big, bad, one overarching story and one background story, with the A/B of it all, and yet, I look at everything I do — well, almost everything — especially in film and TV, as the best Westerns. He rides off into the sunset because he’s going to do the same fucking thing the next town over until he dies doing it.”
That’s about all Netflix could say during today’s presentation — there aren’t many details yet, but it sounds like exactly the kind of situation that will play to Fisher’s background as an infiltration specialist equipped with the newest surveillance and counterintelligence technology. Fisher’s appearance in promotional key art, on the other hand, was given to us through Twitter. Sam is dressed in a bulky overcoat with the unmistakable green triple optic that makes it clear this is Splinter Cell. The coat is splattered with blood, as is Sam’s face.
Derek Kolstad went on to say that Netflix’s Splinter Cell will not be released anytime soon, but rather in 2022 or later. Splinter Cell has been ordered by Netflix in 16 episodes, each lasting 20-30 minutes. The first season will have the first eight episodes, with the second season containing the remaining half of the planned episodes. However, a renewal is always conceivable in the future.
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