Legend of Zelda series reportedly coming from Castlevania producer

The “Legend of Zelda” game series has provided gamers with hours and hours and days and days of adventure and sword-fighting gameplay, and now it may give viewers everywhere hours-worth of binge-watching as a new series. Adi Shankar, the producer of Netflix’s anime CASTLEVANIA series, recently took to Instagram to announce he is working with "an iconic Japanese gaming company" to turn one of their “iconic video game series” into a show, and a new report claims “Zelda” is that very project.

The Wrap is reporting that Shankar (who also produced BODIED and executive produced LONE SURVIVOR) will be bringing “Zelda” to life in the form of a TV series after the success of CASTLEVANIA. The mystery started swirling about the project after Shankar took to Instagram to post a message about a video-game based series he was developing, but that we would have to wait until November 16 to know what it was.

“I can confirm that I’m working with an iconic Japanese gaming company to adapt one of their iconic video game series into a series,” he wrote. “On Nov 16 @ 1pm I'm going to announce what it is.” Look at the full post below.


The success of Castlevania created this opportunity.

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Nintendo was asked for a response only to say, “We have nothing to announce on this topic.” So, until November 16 rolls around we won’t know for sure if this is the project Shankar will be working on. But it would make sense if it were “Zelda.” There have been attempts to get turn the series into movies and shows before, to no success. There was an animated series back in 1989, but the world is better with that show forgotten.

If we are to keep the speculation train chugging, November 16 is the date when the new, highly-anticipated "Pokemon" game comes out, so maybe it could have something to do with that series? At the very least we know it’s not something relating to the Mario franchise, as Illumination is hard at work turning that property into an animated movie that will no doubt make $1 billion.

For the uninitiated, the “Zelda” series follows around a young hero named Link as he tries to save the princess Zelda from the clutches of the evil Ganon, often requiring the hero to conquer a series of dungeons filled with puzzles, baddies and treasure. The more popular entries in the series, including “Ocarina of Time,” “Majora’s Mask,” and last year’s “Breath of the Wild” have sported an open-world format, and have been hailed as some of the best video games ever made.

As a big fan of "Zelda", I do hope a series gets made around the franchise, but it looks like we will have to wait until November 16 to know what the project is for sure.

Source: The Wrap



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