Overwatch Netflix series leaks and rumors have hit the community and fans are more excited than ever.
It appears that all their dreams of getting an film adaptation to their favorite game are coming true. Unfortunately, despite a single reference to the show IP already being sold, there isn't much information circulating about the project.
This includes, of course, what stories will actually be told in the episodes. Will it be episodic? Will it have an overarching plot? Regardless, we have plenty of ideas Blizzard and Netflix should look into.
Overwatch Netflix Series: 5 Plot Lines Blizzard Should Consider
1. The Very Beginning of the Overwatch Team
Where else would we start but the beginning? Sure, we all know how the team came together. Players have that elementary understanding of a technological crisis that put the world in danger that is needed to play the game. What we don't know, however, is how well the team came together in the first place. What are some of the stories from the very conception of Overwatch?
2. An In-Depth Look into Reaper vs. Soldier 76
Jack Morrison and Gabriel Reyes have a rivalry that has been made exceptionally popular in recent media. They portray the two opposing sides of the same coin driven away from each other by competition and jealousy. What better story to explore than this? How can two individuals with the same goal of protecting humanity become so different in their approach?
3. Specific Stories from the Omnic Crisis
Crisis situations have much different aspects on different characters. Not everyone responds to every situation with the same courage. Did Reinhardt ever find himself doubting his strength—Mercy, her healing skills? How did Sombra survive with just her wits and technological knowledge? What events, specifically, formed each characters opinions of the crisis, their teammates, and the omnics, themselves?
4. The Creation of Talon
We know why Talon was created. We know which heroes belong as part of the organization. The question we aren't asking is: what exactly were they doing? Aside from kidnapping random members of the team and brainwashing them, there isn't much to Talon's super secret evil motivations. This is one part of the lore that could use some significant development—and a television show is just perfect for that.
5. What Happened to Ana
This one is important. Ana is one of the characters we know the least about. There's a huge chunk of her history missing here—and that isn't fair. It almost feels like proper respect needs to be paid for such a large role she fills in the competitive game. What are we supposed to think when she just shows up in and out of the lore unannounced?