More Rumblings on the Diablo Netflix Adaptation

 

If you've been reading this site over the last year and a half then you've probably noticed I have a fondness for covering the long rumored Diablo Netflix series. We've known for quite a while that the series is a very real thing and, at this point, is basically one of Blizzard's worst kept secrets due to a leaked tweet from the potential showrunner and a public trademark filing. The most recent development comes in the form of yet another confirmation of the series with a LinkedIn profile found by GameSpot. The profile in question is for Nick van Dyk, President of Activision Studios, which clearly confirms all of the rumors we've been following on the development of the animated series.

 

* Executive producer of Diablo, a TV adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s IP, rendered in anime style. The show is currently in pre-production for distribution worldwide through Netflix.

Now we know that the show is still in pre-production, so we might not see anything of it this year. Unfortunately, we still know nothing about the plot of the show, but there is a clue in the cancelled comic that Blizzard was going to publish with Titan Comics. Before its cancellation, we knew that the story for the comic was to focus on Lilith, the creation of Sanctuary, and the birth of the Nephalem and after announcement of Diablo IV those plot points make a lot sense. Could the animated series be written to cover that same story? There are a vast amount of half-told stories and lingering lore threads that could fill countless episodes worth of content with stories from the Diablo franchise, but focusing on Lilith's backstory or potential lead-ins into Diablo IV's story seem like safe bets.

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