Would the announcement of a live-action adaptation of Gears of War excite you? What about an animated adaptation of the same? Well, here comes Netflix, and their basically announcing: “Well, why not both?”. All at once to boot.


To celebrate the 16th anniversary of the release of the original game back in 2006, Netflix is officially announcing their partnership with The Coalition (formerly Zipline Studios, Microsoft Game Studios Vancouver, and Black Tusk Studios) to produce not 1, but 2 adaptations of Gears of War. The productions of which are all happening simultaneously to boot. I guess Netflix are just going all in and doing the metaphorical chainsaw bayonet charge with the COG.

The 1st adaptation from Netflix will be a Gears of War live-action feature-length film. Unfortunately, that’s literally it as far as official details of this live-action film go. There’s no casting details, and not even a release window. We’ll just have to wait for Netflix to give us that at a later time.

The 2nd adaptation from Netflix will apparently come after the live-action film, and will be a Gears of War adult animated series. What style of animation will it be in? Will it be a CGI animated series, or will be feature hand-drawn animation? Will it be in the vein of Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, which is also an adult animated series? Unfortunately, that’s also a mystery, because Netflix isn’t releasing any details of this animated series either. No casting details, and definitely no release window. My guess is that it’s just too early in production for those details to be released. Tune in to THS much later to get those details on both the live-action film and the animated series when we finally get them.


The story isn’t quite as hopeless as this trailer makes it out to be, but it comes pretty close.

Want to know what Gears of War is about? You know, if you by some miracle did not play this game as a kid? Well, Netflix has an official synopsis of the 1st game for us today. Check it out below:

With over 40 million copies sold, Gears of War is one of gaming’s richest and most acclaimed sagas. A society divided and on the brink of collapse faces total extinction by the Locust, a monstrous threat from below. Delta Squad, a ragtag fireteam led by disgraced sergeant Marcus Fenix, is now charged with leading humanity’s last stand. The series has been critically acclaimed for redefining the tactical third-person and co-operative shooter genre and has one of gaming’s most passionate fanbases.

You can purchase the original Gears of War and find out how fun it is for yourself on the Xbox Store.

Source: Netflix