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The Wrap: Castlevania's Adi Shankar in Talks for The Legend of Zelda TV Show

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Shankar confirmed work on unspecified "iconic" Japanese game series, before November 16 announcement

Media news website The Wrap reported on Monday that producer Adi Shankar is in talks to produce a television series based on Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game franchise.

Shankar posted on his Instagram account on the same day that he is "working with an iconic Japanese gaming company to adapt one of their iconic video game series into a series." He will announce the series on November 16 at 1:00 p.m.

The Wall Street Journal previously reported in 2015 that Netflix was working with Nintendo to adapt The Legend of Zelda as a series, but then-Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata denied the report a month later.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, the latest game in Nintendo's long-running franchise, launched for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U in Mach 2017. As of June, the game has sold 1,004,689 copies in Japan, not counting digital download purchases of the game.

Shankar is the producer on the Castlevania animated series based on the classic Konami game series. The first season premiered on Netflix in July 2017, and the second season recently premiered last week on October 26. Shankar previously said that his next project after Castlevania would be an animated series reimagining the first three seasons of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. He also previously said that he would "love to do" an R-rated live-action film based on CAPCOM's Mega Man franchise. In July 2017, right after the first Castlevania season premiered, Shankar said that his next project will be a series based on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed game series. He described the project as an "anime."

Sources: The Wrap (Beatrice Verhoeven), Adi Shankar's Instagram account


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