Ok, it's not "technically" an anime.
Splinter Cell Sam Fisher

When you pictured the grand return of Sam Fisher and the Splinter Cell franchise, I bet you did not expect it to be in the form of an animated series (or mobile game). Yet here in 2020, where we have come to expect the unexpected, we are about to get just that. An animated series based on Splinter Cell is in the works.

The show is being worked on for Netflix. Derek Kolstad, who's credits include the John Wick franchise, will serve as the show's lead writer and executive producer. The Netflix show based on Fisher and his unique blend of stealth tactical espionage already has a two-season deal in place that will span 16 episodes.

According to Variety, specifics of the deal were not revealed by Kolstad, Ubisoft, nor Netflix.

Splinter Cell has spanned across seven major game releases and just as many novels. The last game in the franchise, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, was released in 2013. It has been over seven years since we last had any sort of adventure with Fisher and the Echelon group.

A Splinter Cell film was also in the works as far back as 2012. Tom Hardy was attached to the film adaptation but that project has long since been considered to be "inactive."

Kolstad has worked on all three John Wick films. He has also worked on the Die Hart film and the upcoming Falcon and Winter Soldier animated series for Disney Plus.