Live-Action SWORD ART ONLINE TV Series Confirmed For Netflix

Live-Action SWORD ART ONLINE TV Series Confirmed For Netflix

The showrunner for Netflix's Altered Carbon has just confirmed that the project is bound for a Netflix release. Will it learn from Death Note's mistakes?

First announced back in 2016, the live-action Sword Art Online series from Skydance Entertainment has finally found a home.  Laeta Kalogridis, the executive producer for Altered Carbon, who also wrote an early (but not the final) draft of the Ghost in the Shell screenplay and also wrote Alita: Battle Angel, confirmed to Collider that the series has been sold to Netflix. 

Of course, the streaming giant angered the anime community with its treatment of Death Note, transporting the setting from Tokyo to Seattle, Washington and "whitewashing" the cast.

It's unknown just how far in the development process the project has progressed but it's likely Netflix will be taking its time with this one given the poor reception for Death Note and the significant VFX needed to depict the various worlds of the NerveGear.  Casting is likely a long ways off, however, Kalogridis has confirmed that Kirito and Asuna will indeed be Asian actors.

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