News News TV | Written by Laura Griffiths 28/01/2021

Lara Croft’s Adventures to Continue in Animated TOMB RAIDER Series

Lara Croft is getting her own animated Tomb Raider series on Netflix.

The video game icon is set to continue her adventures from the recent Tomb Raider reboot, developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, in a new anime series that’s said to take place after the trilogy’s final instalment in 2018.

The series is being produced by Legendary, which just dropped the trailer for the upcoming Godzilla Vs. Kong, and will join a throng of video game IP being snapped up by streaming services such as Netflix’s popular Castlevania and The Witcher series and upcoming projects like HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us.

The news comes just days after it was announced that Lovecraft Country creator Misha Green will be taking the reins on the upcoming Tomb Raider movie sequel, starring Alicia Vikander, following the departure of director Ben Wheatly.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Tomb Raider franchise, and according to a video over on the official Tomb Raider Twitter page, fans can apparently expect a yearlong celebration of the archaeologist’s globetrotting career, including “lots of surprises”. While some may be disappointed to learn that there are no new games in the works just yet – will our Tomb Raider Ultimate Experience dreams ever come true? – Tomb Raider franchise Game Director Will Kerslake teased “big ambitions for the future of Tomb Raider” which will unify the timelines from both the classic Core Design series and reboot games. Who knows what that may look like but we’re excited to see where Crystal Dynamics takes Lara next.