Pacific Rim anime: Netflix has shared first images from series The Black

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

It has been nearly two years since the Netflix streaming service announced they would be continuing the PACIFIC RIM franchise with an anime series, and now they have finally released the first images from the show, which is titled Pacific Rim: The Black.

Coming from Legendary Entertainment, Pacific Rim: The Black is produced by Polygon Pictures and has Craig Kyle and Greg Johnson serving as showrunners. The series will follow 

two siblings – an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister – who are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents.

Here's an alternative synopsis: 

Long ago, humanity defeated the Kaiju. Now, they’re evacuating Australia. Join a pair of siblings and their battered, long-abandoned Jaegar as they battle across a continent of danger.

While Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM (watch it HERE) has its fans, Steven S. DeKnight's sequel PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING (watch that one HERE) didn't go over nearly as well with viewers. Hopefully Pacific Rim: The Black will be more satisfying to fans than UPRISING was when the show reaches Netflix sometime in 2021.

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