Tomb Raider Anime Series in Development at Netflix
A Tomb Raider anime series is in development at Netflix, and will be set after the events of Crystal Dynamics’ most recent trilogy of games.
The streaming service announced the news in a press release on Wednesday. Tasha Huo, who is working with Netflix on The Witcher: Blood Origin, will write and executive produce.
Legendary Entertainment is working with Netflix on Tomb Raider after previously working with the streamer on the Lost in Space remake. It was also announced on Wednesday that Legendary is working on a Skull Island anime series at Netflix.
dj2 Entertainment is also working on the Tomb Raider anime. It’s the latest in a long line of video game adaptations for the company following the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. They have a movie based on Sleeping Dogs in development along with TV shows based on My Friend Pedro, Disco Elysium, Life is Strange, and more.
There’s no word yet if Camilla Luddington, who played Lara Croft in the reboot trilogy, is part of this project. The actress is currently starring on Grey’s Anatomy and recently played Zatanna in the animated Justice League: Dark movie from 2017 and its 2020 sequel, Apokolips War.
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider was the last game released in the series. It came out in 2018 and earned mostly positive reviews from critics. IGN’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider review praised the game and said, it “convincingly leaves her in a place resembling where she was when we were first introduced to her more than 20 years ago.”
The Tomb Raider movie franchise is also still in full swing. The sequel will be written and directed by the creator of Lovecraft Country with Alicia Vikander once again playing Lara Croft.
Anybody looking for some current anime recommendations on Netflix can check out IGN’s updated list of the best anime on Netflix.
Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.