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The producer of the upcoming anime series Devil May Cry would like us all to know that the scripts for the first season have been written. And in his own words, he thinks they’re “rad.”
Speaking with IGN Japan, producer Adi Shankar revealed that “The season 1 scripts” for the show based on the Capcom video game series “are done,” before adding: “They are rad. I could not be more excited.”
Shankar, who also produced the hit Netflix series Castlevania, added that Season 1 will consist of eight episodes, which were all written with Alex Larsen (Yasuke). He added that, like Castlevania, Devil May Cry will have a “multi-season arc.”
While he declined to disclose any plot details, Shenkar also confirmed that Season 1 will feature such fan favorite characters as Vergil, Lady, and Dante. But sadly, Shenkar also let it be known that “Chris Pratt won’t be voicing any of the characters" (a joke referring to Pratt landing a number of voice acting gigs lately, from Garfield to the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie).
The producer also said that the folks at Capcom “have been so incredibly supportive and gracious,” and that he has been working with Hiroyuki Kobayashi, a Capcom producer who worked on the original Devil May Cry games, as well as 2007's Devil May Cry: The Animated Series. “Kobayashi-san has been wonderful,” Shankar said. “It’s seriously a joy to work with Capcom.”
Shankar is also working on Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, an adult animated series with the production studio Bobbypills. Netflix has ordered a six-episode season of Captain Laserhawk.
Partly inspired by several Ubisoft titles and by the 1980s cartoon series Captain N: The Game Master, Captain Laserhawk is set in an alternate world where automation became ubiquitous in the 1950s. Now in the future, a giant tech firm named Eden provides everyone on the planet with a basic income so they can surveil and control them. Dolph Laserhawk, a cybernetic super soldier, has escaped the Eden army and plans to pull off one last heist against his former employer.
Although no release date has been confirmed, Devil May Cry is tentatively scheduled to go into production in early 2022.