Overwatch Netflix series leaks and rumors are flying around the internet as it seems fans of Blizzard's first-person shooter might be getting an episodic series. It seems that getting a television series surrounding our favorite heroes isn't too far-fetched, after all.
According to information gained from the LinkedIn profile of Nick van Dyk, Blizzard Studios President, it appears that a new cartoon series featuring Blizzard's Overwatch is now in the works.
On his profile, it's listed that he is the "Execute producer of Diablo, a TV adaptation of Blizzard's IP, rendered in an anime style." Supposedly, this show is already in pre-production and has been picked up by Netflix.
Overwatch Netflix Series Leaks
He has also done work with Activison's IPs such as Call of Duty—which has since been put on hold.
Additionally, he states that he, "with [his] creative partner, developed and sold an animated series based [on] Blizzard's Overwatch franchise."
It can be assumed that this series has already been picked up by Netflix, knowing Van Dyk's history with platform.
Van Dyk has a history of handling game adaptations to film and television—specifically with Netflix—including IPs such as Skylanders. This is his primary role within this department inside Activison-Blizzard Entertainment and he is often charged with deciding which projects get the go-ahead.
Unfortunately, there are no other confirmed leaks at this time. We aren't quite sure what specific style the show will be produced in, nor do we have any detail regarding the story that will be told. Fans are hoping to see a return of the artistic direction used in the Doomfist short produced around that hero's release.
Regardless, a true series adaption of Overwatch has never been closer.