Adi Shankar, the producer of Netflix’s Castlevania, is again with a brand new collection that takes a Far Cry DLC to unrecognizable, prismatic locations. The collection known as Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, and, in accordance with Shankar, attracts inspiration from numerous Ubisoft titles. After the success of his “Bootleg Universe” fan movies, Ubisoft gave the producer full permission to remix the firm’s IP — and Captain Laserhawk is the consequence. The present was technically introduced again in 2019, nevertheless it wasn’t till this week’s Netflix Geeked Week occasion that we acquired an actual concept of what it was about.
Captain Laserhawk takes place in an alternate-world future the place automation turned widespread in the 1950s, and an enormous tech firm, Eden, supplies residents of the world with a primary revenue so as to surveil and management the inhabitants. “Really, all the reasons this show is on Netflix and not Amazon,” Shankar joked. The present’s hero, the cybernetic tremendous soldier Dolph Laserhawk, escaped from the Eden military, and hopes to tug off one final heist in opposition to his ex-employer earlier than using into the sundown along with his boyfriend, Alex.
Aside from mashing up Ubisoft’s most well-known franchises, Captain Laserhawk will nod to varied moments in sport and animation historical past. The fashion of the present’s animation appears to riff on every little thing from ’80s Saturday morning cartoons to video platforms of the period. The artistic leads from animation studio Bobbypills mentioned in a preview that they aimed to imitate the aesthetics of every little thing from the seems to be of Game Boy, PS1, and current-gen CG in the collection.
Shankar has beforehand produced motion pictures like The Grey and Dredd, however is finest identified for producing Castlevania, which lately ended its four-season run. Captain Laserhawk shall be solely created by Shankar, who serves as a producer and showrunner on the collection.