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Ubisioft is preparing to turn a number of its popular IPs into animated series, including adaptations of Watch Dogs, Rayman, Hungry Shark (no idea) and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the sci-fi tinged expansion that released for Far Cry 3 and was nowhere near as good as the base game.
While I'd usually straight up dismiss the idea of an animated show based on Blood Dragon (I seriously never got the appeal), Ubisoft has manaed to grab my attention by bringing on board Adi Shankar, who most recently produced the outstanding Netflix Castlevania animated series.
If you haven't seen it, stop what you're doing and go check out the first two seasons. I don't care if you're at work. Quit if you have to.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Far Cry show is called Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe a title that makes my eyes roll upwards so violently that I risk going blind. Captain Laserhawk (ugh) will be a "young adult" series that will apparently "form a multiverse with other Ubisoft titles."
I don't know for sure, but I'm fairly certain this means the Rayman and Watch Dogs shows could crossover with Captain Laserhawk. I don't know why anyone would want that, or why a show based on Far Cry needs to be young adult, but I have faith in Adi Shankar.
I have less faith in the Watch Dogs adaptation, which will apparently be a "cybermystery" for tweens. Take a look at the promotional art below and work out who at Ubisoft decided that the Watch Dogs franchise needed an adaptation like this. I dunno, at the end of the day this show clearly wasn't made with me in mind so I can't slam it too harshly. I'll do that after I've seen an episode.
Finally, we have Hungry Shark Squad and a currently-untitled comedy show inspired by Rayman, sans the man himself in its promotional image. These will be family-friendly shows for all ages, and it's my dearest wish that the show inspired by Rayman encourages Ubisoft to go and make a new Rayman game, because I'm tired of telling everyone how incredible Rayman Legends was. No one listens.
I'm not entirely sure I'll be watching any of these shows myself, but if Ubisoft wants to invest in a gritty live-action show based on Far Cry 3 with Michael Mando reprising his role as Vaas, I'd be up for that. Hell, if Ubisoft wanted to invest in a gritty live-action show where Michael Mando plays Rayman, I'd watch that too.
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