Netflix Orders 2 Seasons of ‘Pacific Rim’ Anime, Premiering Next Year

Legendary Entertainment has confirmed that an animated series based on the kaiju vs. mecha sci-fi action franchise Pacific Rim will launch on Netflix in 2020, with the streaming giant placing an initial two-season order. The news was revealed by the studio’s EVP of Brand Development & Consumer Producer, Elie Ekel, during the Project Anime industry event ahead of L.A.’s Anime Expo.

The series is being produced by Legendary in partnership with Japanese 3D CG specialists Polygon Pictures (Star Wars Resistance, Ajin: Demi-Human, Knights of Sidonia).

The Pacific Rim series will center on two siblings who take over piloting an abandoned Jaeger mech on a mission to find their missing parents. Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution) are showrunners.

The series is one of several originals and adaptations on Netflix’s growing anime slate.

The first Pacific Rim movie, directed by Guillermo del Toro, debuted in 2013, scoring mostly positive reviews and earning $411.5 million in worldwide box office. Pacific Rim: Uprising followed in 2018, marking the feature directorial debut of Steve S. DeKnight (creator of TV’s Spartacus) and bringing in $150 million worldwide.

[Source: IGN]

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