Lara Croft is heading to the small screen, thanks to a new collaboration between Netflix and Legendary Entertainment. The two will be working on an animated Tomb Raider series that takes place in the same universe as the recent Tomb Raider video games.
Tasha Huo – who’s also helping with the script for the upcoming The Witcher: Blood Origin series – will be taking the helm as the screenwriter for the project. Netflix seems to be fully invested in turning popular video games into television series, as Tomb Raider joins the streaming giant’s growing list of video game properties – including The Witcher, Tomb Raider, and an upcoming Assassin’s Creed live-action series.
The animated Tomb Raider Netflix series will take place after the events of the rebooted video game trilogy, although specific details remain tightly under wraps.
Netflix’s animated adaptation won’t have any connection to the live-action Tomb Raider movie that’s newly directed by Misha Green. Info on that project is also scarce, but we know that Alicia Vikander will be stepping back into the role of Lara Croft, although it’s unclear what her next adventure will entail.
It seems that Tomb Raider fans have a lot to look forward to on the horizon, with both a live-action movie and an animated series taking the iconic Lara Croft on two new adventures. Neither project has a firm release date, although we expect to hear more in the coming months. The series turns 25 later this year, and it seems like the perfect time to announce details for both the animated series and live-action film.
Tomb Raider is also rumored to have a new game launching in 2021 – Tomb Raider Reloaded. The free-to-play game is much different than past entries in the series, as it’s a mobile game for iOS and Android with a brighter, more cutesy art style. It’s not quite what we were expecting from the next title, although we’ll reserve further judgment until we actually get our hands on the game.
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Jon Bitner is an Associate Editor for TheGamer. His passion for gaming started with his first console (Sega Genesis) and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Runescape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild. He can usually be found playing the latest RPG, FPS, or some obscure mobile game. Before working as Associate News Editor, Jon earned a Biology degree and worked in the Biotechnology sector — experiences that taught him how to put words together and make sentences. When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds.
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