We’re not just getting a new Cyberpunk game from developer CD Projekt Red. Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, an anime set in the Cyberpunk universe, is coming to Netflix in 2022. CD Projekt Red made the announcement on Night City Wire, which serves as Cyberpunk 2077’s video announcements.
According to a press release, Edgerunners will “tell a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner-a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.”
This anime will be developed by Japanese Animation Studio, Studio Trigger. Hiroyuki Imaishi, of Kill la Kill fame, will direct Edgerunners, which will also include talent from other Studio Trigger projects. This talent includes assistant director/co-screenplay adapter Masahiko Otsuka, creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi, composer Akira Yamaoka character designers Yoj Yoshinari and Yuto Kaneko, and co-screenplay adapter Yoshiki Usa. Most of this talent worked on past Studio Trigger projects, namely Kill la Kill, Promare, and Little Witch Academia. However, this team also worked on other projects like Gurren Lagann, and Yamaoka himself worked on the Silent Hill series.
Night City Wire concluded with promising another episode in a few weeks but did not specify a date.
While the anime may be years away, the game, Cyberpunk 2077, releases November 19th, 2020.