Reportedly coming from Hellboy screenwriter
The world of Blizzard’s action-RPG series Diablo could find a surprising new home soon: Netflix. According to a since-deleted tweet from screenwriter Andy Cosby, an animated series set in the world of Sanctuary (that’s the realm in which the Diablo games take place) is on the way. But don’t get your hellish hopes up just yet.
For starters, Cosby has deleted the tweet, which could mean his disclosure was premature. Perhaps he wasn’t supposed to reveal the project, or the deal isn’t finalized. After all, Cosby only said he was in “final talks” to lead the series, not that production has started or that there’s anything more concrete to look forward to like, say, a trailer.
That said, there’s reason to hold onto hope. We reached out to Blizzard about the project and were told the company has “nothing to announce at this time”. While not particularly encouraging, the studio’s response isn’t a flat-out denial either. And considering back in August the company said there were “multiple Diablo projects in the works,” mayhaps this is one of them. With BlizzCon 2018 scheduled for November 2 and 3, it’s possible such an announcement is merely being held until that event. So maybe just wait a bit longer and we’ll find out the truth of the matter.
If there really is a Netflix Diablo series on the way, it’s in good hands – Cosby is one of the screenwriters onboard the Hellboy reboot, and a co-founder of comics publisher Boom! Studios. Boom! has several horror series under its belt, including 28 Days Later, Nightbreed, Hellraiser, and Cthulhu Tales. (It also published the criminally underrated Hexed, which you absolutely must read, but that’s a rant for another day.)
And hey, if the Netflix Castlevania series can be as good as it is, why not a Diablo animated series?