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Far Cry Anime - What We Know So Far

The best-selling "Far Cry" video game series has been around since 2004, giving players the opportunity to play through wild, lawless environments during the course of five games in the mainline and eight more spinoff titles and expansions from Crytek and then Ubisoft. "Far Cry 6" is coming out this October after some delays, per Ubisoft, but it turns out the first-person shooter franchise won't be confined to consoles and computers much longer. Netflix has ordered an adult anime series based on "Far Cry," which it announced on Twitter as part of its Geeked Week events. 

There's not a lot of information about the "Far Cry" TV series out yet, so we're hoping for more details down the line. The video game franchise is, after all, "one of the kings of the modern-day open-world," as described by Charlie Intel, featuring elements of horror and plenty of immersive environments for players to explore. In the meantime, here's what we do know about this upcoming show, which is bound to generate some excitement the closer it gets to its release.

Does the Far Cry anime have a release date yet?

According to Variety, the creative team behind the "Far Cry" anime is still being assembled. Clearly, the show's not yet in production, and it will be some time before that happens. Although there are no current estimates for when the series might finally get a release on Netflix, our best guess is that you'll have to wait a few years before we even hear any major details about when that upcoming date might be. 

In the meantime, there's not even news about how many episodes the "Far Cry" series will have. However, Netflix's team-up with Ubisoft will also bring an animated series based on the "Splinter Cell" games to screens and an original six-episode anime called "Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix," which features the alter-egos of older Ubisoft characters.

"Far Cry 6" will definitely come out before the anime does, so the show could incorporate new elements from that game as well — and the presence of the new title on the current generation of consoles could help get people hyped up for more adventures in the game's timeline.

Who's in the cast of the Far Cry anime?

All we know right now is who the producers are: Ubisoft's Hélène Juguet, Hugo Revon, and Gérard Guillemot.

It's way too early to be talking about casting, although people are surely going to speculate — not only about who might star in the series, but which characters are going to appear. "Far Cry" is well known for not having much continuity between games although they're all (more or less, anyway) part of the same universe. And not only are these characters all different; some of them also can't realistically appear together in the same timeline. For example, "Far Cry: Primal" is headlined by a caveman named Takkar who comes to lead his tribe, while the main character in "Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon" is a military cyborg named Sergeant Rex "Power" Colt. Other games have some post-apocalyptic elements that don't play well with the others in the franchise. 

There is some crossover, though, and of course, the protagonists aren't the only ones who might appear in the anime. The bad guys might also make appearances. The "Far Cry" anime could go back to its roots and bring back the original game's star, Jack Carver, or go with the new one from "Far Cry 6," Dani Rojas. It'll be interesting to see how the anime tries to serve the fans of the games in terms of casting, with all these disparate characters and settings to consider.

What is the plot of the Far Cry anime?

This is another aspect of the "Far Cry" anime we don't have any clue about. The initial Twitter announcement was accompanied by a fairly generic "Far Cry" logo — so generic, in fact, that it yields no clues about which installment of the game series the show might be drawing inspiration from. Or is it even going to be based on one game? Perhaps we're talking about an original story that jumps timelines or something. It's hard to say at this point. 

It wasn't until The Collapse at the end of "Far Cry 5" that Ubisoft appeared to try to connect the various games in the mainline series through a loose timeline that still seems to exclude certain titles. And while there's been a lot of speculation, people are still trying to figure out if "Far Cry 6" is meant to be a prequel to "Far Cry 3" or what – despite a denial from developers in 2017 (via PlayStation Lifestyle) that this was the case. Whether or not the "Far Cry" anime tries to put all the parts together or focuses on one canonical timeframe remains to be seen.