With the current trend of video games turning into Netflix television shows, YouTube channel Lion Montages thought it appropriate to create a video that envisions a trailer for an Overwatch Netflix series. While that may just be wishful thinking, the “trailer” makes a good case for developer Blizzard to consider it.
Just a few glimpses of the video exposes it for what it really is: a montage of those wonderful Overwatch cinematic trailers that Blizzard creates to promote its game. The creator also throws in Heroes of the Storm footage and some in-game voice lines for good measure. But the editing is so superbly done, you’ll be convinced it’s legit. Personal tastes in music aside, the trailer is a quality creation. Watch it, and you too will agree that an Overwatch series should- nay, must happen.
While there currently aren’t any actual plans to turn Overwatch into a Netflix series, there are other video game franchises that are doing just that. A Castlevania series will premiere on Netflix this Friday, July 7. The producer, Adi Shankar, recently took to YouTube to reveal the show’s cast, which includes some familiar actors from other nerdy franchises like Battlestar Galactica and The Hobbit. The series is heavily inspired by Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, but to what extent isn’t clear just yet.
Skankar also announced he would be producing an Assassin’s Creed series for Netflix. According to him, it will be an original story and an anime style series. The announcement came through his own Facebook page, where he says Ubisoft approached him with the job. As a passionate fan of the series, it’s expected he will take great care with the project and produce something audiences will appreciate.
As for Overwatch, players are anxiously awaiting the game’s next playable hero. In a recent tease, Blizzard has heavily implied that Doomfist will be that hero, and that he’s coming soon. Of course, Blizzard does this with its characters so much that many players dismiss teases altogether, opting to simply wait for a proper announcement instead.
A Overwatch Netflix series may just be a dream, but not necessarily a pipedream. Blizzard has shown they know how to tell great stories through impressive, gorgeous cinematics. All the ingredients are there. It’s just a matter of the company taking the leap and producing something on a grander scale.
Overwatch is available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.