Diablo will get an anime style show, while Overwatch has a cartoon in the works. This news comes from the LinkedIn profile of Nick van Dyk, co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios, who previously served as a producer on the Netflix original animated series Skylanders Academy.
The description of his position at Activision states that Diablo gets an animated adaptation “rendered in anime style”, which is in pre-production at the moment and will release on Netflix all over the world. There were rumors surrounding the show for a while, which now seems confirmed. It might be a bit far away though, since it states it is still in pre-production. We can imagine the show releasing close to the release of Diablo 4 to hype both productions up.
Van Dyk also mentions that he is working on “an animated series based on Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise”, together with his creative partner. In his message there is no clue yet on which platform this show will air, but since Blizzard chose Netflix for their Diablo show, a second show on the streaming service seems likely.
Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 are in development at this moment and will probably be used to promote the shows. We’ll have to wait for all of them for some time though.