Adi Shankar is the producer of the Castlevania animated series, recently renewed for a third season on Netflix, based on the classic Konami videogame series of the same name. In October, Shankar teased an announcement for a new project "... working with an iconic Japanese gaming company to adapt one of their iconic video game series into a series" to be announced on November 16. Insiders were reporting that the series would be based on Nintendo's popular The Legend of Zelda series of tames… but the announcement came, and it was not.
Instead, Shankar announced that he would be producing an animated series based on Capcom's Devil May Cry videogames.
Open for business. pic.twitter.com/TCT5JH9fXz— Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) November 16, 2018
Devil May Cry first launched in 2001 on the PlayStation 2. It featured the story of Dante on a mission of vengeance for the murder of his mother, exterminating demons in the process. Devil May Cry 5 is set land on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows in 2019.
As to why Shankar chose Devil May Cry?
"[I] acquired these rights myself so the jabronis in Hollywood don't f*** this one up too."
There isn't a launch date for the animated series yet, and it wasn't confirmed to be airing on Netflix (yet). However, Shankar considers both Devil May Cry and Castlevania series to be part of the same multiverse, the bootleg multiverse, so there is a good chance they will share the same home. Might we see a crossover some day?