If you’ve been enjoying Castlevania over at Netflix and really love the notion of games-based animated series, you’re in luck. According to the LinkedIn profile of Nick Van Dyk, both an Overwatch and Diablo series will be coming at some point in the future. What makes Van Dyk notable is that he is the co-president of Activision-Blizzard Studios, the very group that would be in charge of producing both. Previously, Van Dyk was the producer for the Netflix animated series, Skylanders Academy.
Here are the salient points out of his lengthy job description:
- Executive producer of Diablo, a TV adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s IP, rendered in anime style. The show is currently in pre-production for distribution worldwide through Netflix.
- With my creative partner, developed and sold an animated series based Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise.
Netflix has been at the forefront of the games-based animated series. Castlevania will see its third season released next month while The Witcher series is already in production for a second season and an animated series based on The Witcher is in production. While Diablo will definitely be on Netflix according to Van Dyk’s profile, it remains to be seen if Overwatch will land there as well.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.