Netflix announced that it has acquired the rights to BOOM! Studio comic series BRZRKR, created and written by Keanu Reeves. The series will receive an anime series spinoff after the live-action featured film adaptation.
Additional staff on the comic series includes writer Matt Kindt, illustrator Ron Garney with colors by Bill Crabtree, letters by Clem Robins, and character designs and covers by Rafael Grampá.
Reeves will reprise his role and voice his character in the anime series, but further details have yet the be announced such as the production studio.
Exciting news! Netflix is developing a live action film AND follow-up anime series based on Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR, a brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year fight through the ages. Reeves will produce and star in the film, and voice the anime. pic.twitter.com/RVWEuBCXTJ— NX (@NXOnNetflix) March 22, 2021
Last year, Netflix and CD Projekt Red announced a 10-episode anime series set in the Cyberpunk 2077 univerise titled Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Studio TRIGGER (Promare, Little Witch Academia) is in charge of the animation production. The game series features Reeves, but there are no details of his involvement in this anime adaptation.
Netflixe describes the series as:
A brutally epic saga about an immortal warrior’s 80,000 year fight through the ages. The man known only as “B” is half-mortal and half-god, , cursed and compelled to violence… even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the earth for centuries, B may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, B will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it.