Netflix has partnered with Japan based animation company Studio Trigger Inc. and CD Projekt Red to produce an anime spin-off series from video game Cyberpunk 2077 - "CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNER."
CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS tells 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. The series will premiere in 2022.
Edgerunners is "a standalone story set in the same universe" as Cyberpunk 2077, says producer Saya Elder. "The stage is Night City, but everything else is totally new."
Netflix also announced the news on twitter along with Cyperpunk 2077 official twitter account
Night City is about to explode. In 2022, CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS, an original anime series by @trigger_inc, tells an all-new story set in @CDPROJEKTRED's #Cyberpunk2077 universe. pic.twitter.com/XR5pBFKm5l— NX (@NXOnNetflix) June 25, 2020
Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) will direct the series along with assistant director Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Promare), creative director Hiromi Wakabayashi (Kill la Kill), character designers Yoh Yoshinari (Little Witch Academia, BNA: Brand New Animal) and Yuto Kaneko (Little Witch Academia), and the adapted screenplay by Yoshiki Usa (SSSS.GRIDMAN, Promare) and Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare). The original score will be composed by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill series).
Studio Trigger Inc. has previously produced hit anime series Kill la Kill and Little Witch Academia.
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