Netflix is working on yet another video game adaptation with a new Tomb Raider anime in the works. We don’t know much about the series just yet, but it will take place after the events of the recent trilogy reboot.
Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft will make her anime debut in a new series that picks up after the events of the game’s recent trilogy reboot. It’ll be written and executive produced by Tasha Huo (The Witcher: Blood Origin, Red Sonja) alongside Dmitri M. Johnson (Sonic the Hedgehog), Stephan Bugaj and Howard Bliss.
Tomb Raider’s staying power has been nothing short of amazing. The first entry debuted in 1996 and went on to become one of the top-selling games on the original PlayStation with over seven million copies sold. Protagonist Lara Croft has since been featured in numerous sequels and is one of gaming’s most recognizable characters, right up there with the likes of Mario and Sonic. In 2018, the game was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.
Netflix is also working with Legendary Television on an anime adaptation of Skull Island. It’ll be a “thrilling animated adventure series that follows shipwrecked characters desperate to escape the most dangerous place on Earth a mysterious island home to prehistoric monsters, including the greatest titan of them all, Kong.”
The announcements continue two trends for Netflix: a focus on anime and video game adaptations. The streaming service saw huge success with The Witcher (which is based on the books, but a franchise that grew in part due to video games) and will soon be expanding that with both live-action and anime spinoffs. Meanwhile, Netflix already has a Castlevania anime series, and adaptations of both Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed are also in the works.
There’s no word yet on when either series is expected to debut on the streaming service.