PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Gets an Animated Show

Castlevania producer Adi Shankar signs on as showrunner.

There was a time where PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was poised to be the biggest game in the world. While its star has faded a bit in the years, partially due to its community and developers butting heads over the state of the game and also the overcrowding of battle royales with newer and flashier features, there’s a subset of battle royale enjoyers that swear by PUBG still and eschew the boomer-shooter reputation younger players seem to assign to it.

It is at least enough, though, for PUBG to land itself a TV show. In a press release today, the parent company of PUBG publisher Bluehole announced that they are developing an animated series based on the game, which apparently has a storyline that Bluehole very much believes exists.

Moreover, Adi Shankar has signed on as the showrunner. Shankar was a producer and showrunner for Netflix’s Castlevania series and has since announced several projects in the same vein, including Assassin’s Creed, an adaptation of Far Cry: Blood DragonDevil May Cry, and Hyper Light Drifter. Nothing besides Castlevania has seen the light of day yet, so PUBG is joining a pretty crowded queue.

The press release did not specify any network or streaming service attached, but Netflix is not an unreasonable guess.