After months of eager anticipation, numerous video game adaptations are officially making their way to Netflix, namely Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, which has released a teaser for Geeked Week 2022.
Netflix has had a reasonably successful run with video game adaptations, namely with The Witcher, Arcane, Castlevania, and DOTA. The streamer has already planned adaptations of more such games, with others like Resident Evil and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners on their way.
Adapted from CD Projekt Red’s video game Cyberpunk 2077 – which was quite a letdown for most video game fans – the animated adaptation is helmed by the Japanese animator, Studio Trigger. Studio Trigger is known for its incredible work with Neon Genesis Evangelion, Live Witch Academia, etc.
This ten-episode limited series will be directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, famous for Kill la Kill, Gurren Lagann and Promare. The series might also witness an expansion to the gameverse via this series, leading to a sequel. Meanwhile, Silent Hall’s Akira Yamaoka has designed the soundtrack for the series.
The project will focus on a street kid’s survival amidst a futuristic city (Night City) obsessed with technology and body modifications. The show’s events shall have no overlapping sequence with Cyberpunk 2077 except being set in the same premise. The kid will choose to be the edge runner – an agile and mercenary rebel known as the cyberpunk.
The visuals already look incredibly promising. Netflix has also released a short but exciting clip where a deal with the Maelsro gang turns into a riveting rescue mission. Violent but visually enticing, there is no dialogue throughout the teaser.
Since there is no mention of voice actors on the IMDB page, there have been speculations that the series will be a silent one with only music and gritty visuals.
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is scheduled to release on Netflix in September 2022.