Adi Shankar, producer who worked in Netflix’s Castlevania and Dredd revealed to the public new information regarding the Devil May Cry animated series during an exclusive interview for IGN Japan. Shankar said that the first season’s scripts are done and has plans for developing more seasons.
He also told that he is really excited since Capcom has been really “supportive and gracious” to the production. It was also explained that season 1 will include “eight episodes” but also said that it won’t conclude itself there, since he planned on having multiple seasons for the show. While not being able to tell story details, Shankar confirmed the appearence of not only Dante, but Vergil and Lady too.
“I can also confirm that Chris Pratt won’t be voicing any of the characters”-said Shankar due to recent news of the actor being cast to voice Super Mario in the animated movie and also Garfield. The productor also commented that working with Capcom has been “a dream”. He’s been working directly with Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Capcom’s veteran producer who worked on the very first DMC and some Resident Evil games, including 2007’s Devil May Cry: The Animated Series, by the japanese studio Madhouse.
Shankar has been a big fan of the series, which is why he chose to adapt it to Netflix’s streaming service. The same has happened with Castlevania, which many acclaimed as one of the best videogame adaptations of all time. He has created his own multiverse with his adaptations mixing a variety of renowed franchises , he said that his DMC anime series would be a part of “Bootleg Multiverse”, but didn’t elaborate further.
Devil May Cry’s animated show will reportedly go into production in early 2022, but no release date is yet confirmed.