Looks like Lara Croft’s adventures are going to get the anime treatment in the small screen, as Netflix has announced that they are making a Tomb Raider anime style series — and it takes place after the events of the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy of games that were released in the past several years.
Here’s the little details that were shared by The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, Tomb Raider picks up after the events of Square Enix’s Tomb Raider video game reboot trilogy, which was released in installments from 2013-18 and was developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal. It will be unrelated to the ongoing series of films starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, the adventurer first introduced in 1996.
Tasha Huo, known for The Witcher: Blood Origin, will write and executive produce Tomb Raider. Other executive producers include dj2 Entertainment Founder and CEO Dmitri M. Johnson, Stephan Bugaj and Howard Bliss; and Jacob Robinson.
Rebooted in 2013 by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix, Tomb Raider modernized Lara Croft for a new generation of gamers — turning her into a hardened survivor and fortune seeker who gets her “baptism by fire” adventure after getting shipwrecked in the island of Yamatai. The reboot was a critical and financial success, and spawned two sequels — Rise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and even inspired the 2018 film reboot of the same name starring Alicia Vikander.
On a releted note, a Tomb Raider 10th Anniversary game was recently unearthed by modders who found the missing assets for the cancelled project.