‘Hellboy’ Writer Seems To Have Confirmed That Netflix’s ‘Diablo’ Animated Series Is Coming

Andrew Cosby, writer of the upcoming ‘Hellboy‘ reboot, is attached to bring the hand-and-slash RPG ‘Diablo’ to animated life on Netflix.

Cosby made the announcement via Twitter, but later deleted the post, but not before Bloody Disgusting captured the message:

I guess I can confirm I am indeed in final talks to write and show-run the new DIABLO animated series for Activision and Netflix. It’s very exciting and I hope to the High Heavens it all works out.

Shortly before his kind-of announcement, he made the comment that IF he were to create a series based on ‘Diablo’, “it would DEFINITELY be Rated R”.  So rest assured that the content will not be softened for TV, although that shouldn’t have been a concern, considering that Netflix has no fear in making its original projects, whether animated or live action.

The first edition of ‘Diablo’ was released in December of 1996, with a sequel ‘Diablo II’ arriving in 2000.  ‘Diablo III’ was released in 2012.  Various expansion packs were released for all three, with the most recent, “The Darkening of Tristram” released in 2017 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first game.

In the various ‘Diablo’ games, players operate as a lone medieval warrior, who must travel through various dungeons to confront Diablo, the Lord of Terror.  The games are produced by Blizzard Entertainment, which holds an annual Blizzcon.  This year’s happens from October 25-29, which may be why Cosby had to delete his tweet– Blizzard may want to make the official announcement at that event.

Netflix has already experienced great success with another animated series based on a video game, ‘Castlevania’.  The short first season garnered raves from fans and a second coincidentally arrives on the same weekend as Blizzcon.

Obviously, since Cosby’s statement is not official, there is no additional information about the ‘Diablo’ animated series, but once again, wait until Blizzcon for confirmation and hopefully more details.

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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