Laura Croft is back in action with a first look at the all-new from Legendary Television Tomb Raider anime series.
Netflix announced on Wednesday Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft has a 2024 release, debuting with a short teaser for the anticipated title. The sneak peek, which sees Croft (breathing) aiming with a bow and arrow, dropping into darkened caves and rising battered and bruised against a wall of fire, debuted as part of the streamer’s first-ever DROP 01 event, a virtual showcase of the most anticipated animated genre offering.
Vote starring Officer Carter And Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning actress Hayley Atwell, The Legend of Lara Croft was initially announced in January 2021 Skull Island, another legendary anime adaptation that dropped its first season in June. Based on the wildly popular action-adventure video game franchise launched in 1996 and created by British game developer Core Design, the anime follows Croft’s Square Enix run and is set after the events of the video game reboot from 2013 to 2018 .
The Witcher: Blood Origin‘s Tasha Huo is showrunner on the series, which is also produced by Crystal Dynamics and animated by Powerhouse Animation Studios, the company behind Castlevania. Huo is executive producing alongside DJ2 Entertainment founder Dmitri M. Johnson, Howard Bliss, Stephan Bugaj and Tractor Pants’ Jacob Robinson.
Croft is one of the most recognizable female protagonists in gaming and perhaps pop culture. Her various adventures, which often involve solving puzzles, fighting enemies, and exploring hostile environments to acquire ancient artifacts, span nearly twenty games, as well as comics and novels.
On the big screen, she has led four films and has been played by both Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander, with the latter taking on the role for a 2018 reboot and an expected sequel that was canceled last year. Croft also has a live-action TV adaptation on the horizon, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the helm for Amazon.
The Tomb Raider news was preceded by a slew of announcements about other upcoming series. That includes a very short teaser for the streamer Devil can cry adaptation – based on the Capcom action game created by Hideki Kamiya – and a look at Logan And Blade Runner 2049 co-writer Michael Green’s new adult animated series Blue-eyed samuraiwhich he created together with Amber Noizumi.
Devil can cry — from Capcom, Studio Mir and Castlevania producer Adi Shankar – expands Netflix’s video game-to-anime pipeline with an eight-episode series based on the franchise that debuted in 2001 and was first adapted as an anime series in 2007. The show follows Dante, an orphaned demon hunter for hire who is confronted by sinister forces attempting to open the portal between the human and demon realms.
Shanker, who is also billed as the series creator, is executive producing alongside Hideaki Itsuno for Capcom and Seung Wook Lee for Studio MIR. Alex Larsen will write. “I am honored that Netflix and Capcom have entrusted me with the leadership Devil can cry franchise,” Shankar said in a statement. “Alex Larsen and I love these characters.
We are part of the fandom and promise to exceed the exceptionally high bar we have set for ourselves.”
Green and Noizum Blue-eyed samurai is described by the streamer as a world of “vibrant adult animation with a live-action edge.” The story itself is set in Edo period Japan and follows mixed-race sword master Mizu (Maya Erskine) – considered an outcast and a monster – as she seeks revenge on the man who stole her made.
The minute-plus first look at the adult animated series, which debuts on November 3, promises bloody (and breathtaking) action starring Randall Park, Brenda Song, George Takei, Masi Oka, Darren Barnet and Christine Ko.
Ming-Na Wen, Stephanie Hsu, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Harry Shum Jr., Mark Dacascos and Kenneth Branagh round out the voice cast.
In addition to early screenings of the first three episodes of Castlevania spinoff NightWednesday’s Drop 01 event also revealed more trailers, clips, teaser art, casting news, a mobile game and date announcements for titles like Sonic PrimeShankars Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, Scott Pilgrim leaves, Masters of the Universe: Revolution and more.