Dead Cells animated series announced by Motion Twin

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The 10-part series will be coming to Netflix in 2024, and it’s being animated by the folks behind the Dead Cells trailers.


French studio Motion Twin has announced that their hit rogue-like Metroidvania game Dead Cells will be getting a 10-episode animated series in 2024.

The studio made the announcement on Twitter alongside a teaser trailer, and said the series will be animated by Bobbypills in conjunction with the anime streaming service ADN. Each episode will be around seven minutes long.

Motion Twin added some information about the plot of the series underneath the Youtube trailer: “The show takes place on (surprise, surprise) a cursed island that has been racked by a strange plague. After the island’s foolish king develops a remedy that ends up turning the population into monstrous creatures, prophecies depicting a flame-headed hero who will kill the crazy King begin to appear. As it so happens, this beheaded hero is real, but saving a kingdom isn’t on his schedule and he just wants to be left alone. Well, guess who isn’t going to be left alone…”

French animation studio Bobbypills is also behind the Dead Cells promotional trailers. In addition, it has also been working on Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, an animated spinoff of Ubisoft’s 1980s pastiche Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The Blood Dragon animated show was announced way back in 2019, but earlier this week we finally got a trailer for the series, which will launch on Netflix in the autumn.

Dead Cells has been a massive success for Motion Twin since its launch in 2019. Earlier this month, the studio said the game has now sold more than 10 million copies, and new content will be released until at least 2025. Dead Cells is currently being developed by Motion Twin’s sister studio Evil Empire, which was created in 2019 so that Motion Twin could focus on developing new IP. Most recently, in March, the studio released the acclaimed DLC Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania, and there are hints of further Castlevania collaborations to come.

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