Keanu Reeves has come to Comic-Con to tease the future of his comic book series BRZRKR. And while BOOM! Studios’ BRZRKR panel was light on new information regarding Netflix’s live-action movie adaptation, we did get some new info regarding the animated spinoff series.
Boom’s Stephen Christy confirmed during the panel that the anime is being produced through Japanese animation studio Production IG Their previous works include the Ghost in the Shell series and Eden of the East.
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Additionally, we learned that the anime is being planned for two seasons on Netflix. We don’t yet know the full episode count, but it appears as though the anime will be telling a more contained story rather than being an open-ended continuation of the film.
Written by Reeves and Kindt and drawn by Ron Garney, BRZRKR chronicles the bloody life of B, an immortal demigod who’s spent 80,000 years honey his skills as a killer. In the modern era, B works as an agent of the US government, hoping to finally uncover a way of ending his unnaturally long life. Reeves is set to star in the live-action movie and voice B in the anime series.
Alongside these Netflix spinoffs, Reeves is also developing a BRZRKR novel with an unnamed, New York Times bestselling author. Reeves isn’t allowed to name the author yet, but he revealed they’re one of his favorite writers, and that he specifically reached out to them to collaborate on the book. The BRZRKR novel will be published through Random House.
“We met in Berlin and it was really cool,” Reeves told the panel. “They had read the comic and they enjoyed it and they had a lot of questions and they were open and a curious. This will be a collaboration. He’s been kind enough… oh, I said he, whoops…”
As for the comic, Boom is set to publish the third and final story arc beginning in September 2022. Reeves revealed that BRZRKR #12 is a double-sized finale.
“Some stuff’s gonna happen with Caldwell,” Reeves teased. “HQ is going to kind of get what they want [menacing laugh]. Things are going to get more difficult. TREE! is giving us a double issue for issue #12. So it’s 48 pages and we’re really excited about where the story goes”
It’s unclear whether BRZRKR will get a full-fledged comic book sequel, but the panelists did hint at the idea of BRZRKR spinoff comics featuring new stories from various guest creators.
Check out IGN’s interview with Reeves to learn more about the creation of BRZRKR.
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