Rumours are circulating about a potential Diablo television series coming to Netflix and despite not being confirmed by either Netflix or Blizzard, these rumours could be coming true. Here’s what we know so far.
In case you weren’t aware, Blizzard is the studio behind Diablo plus other video games such as World of Warcraft and recent success Overwatch. Diablo is a dungeon crawler that like Blizzard’s other games, features a rich and deep lore that’s benefitted from some fantastic videos over the years. The video game series has already moved into other mediums such as having its own books and comics.
The rumors behind the series come from Revengeofthefans, a relatively small website that states that Netflix intends to release a Diablo series with Hellboy writer, Andrew Cosby. We scoured Cosby’s Twitter feed for any cryptic messages and couldn’t find anything.
So beyond this one source, we’d advise as always to take everything you read with a pinch of salt.
Netflix has been increasingly getting involved with video game adaptations as of late. Its first dabble in the arena was with the anime/animated series surrounding Castlevania (season 2 arriving later in 2018) and its biggest to date is The Witcher series scheduled for next year. There were also rumours floating earlier this year with Sony’s God of War getting a potential Netflix series too.
When would the potential series be announced? Blizzcon would be the prime event for a potential series to surface. A rumoured Diablo 4 is in the works after 6 years since Diablo 3 first hit shelf stores. A television series to launch alongside in 2019 would make a perfect companion. Blizzard themselves have confirmed that “multiple Diablo projects” are in production and that we’d hear news of what these projects are by the end of 2018.
Would you like to see a Diablo series come to Netflix? Do you think there is any weight behind these rumors of a series? We’ll, of course, keep you updated as we head into Blizzcon later this year and any other developments.