The standalone series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners will be coming to Netflix with all 10 episodes premiering on September 13th. Alongside the release date is a new NSFW announcement trailer featuring the animated series. The show is in collaboration with Studio Trigger.
The trailer shows off the violent, explosive story, teasing what’s to come including lots of punches being thrown, guns, explosions, more guns and generally a sensory overload of mayhem. It ends with a Netrunner startled in their chair, gasping for breath. The series follows a whole set of new characters but will be set in Night City. The main story follows the life of a street kid called Daniel Martinez, who is trying to survive in a futuristic city known for its tech and body modification. Experiencing a personal tragedy, David decides to become an Edgerunner in order to take control of his life.
New Character Introduced
A new poster was also released featuring the key characters introducing Lucy a skilled netrunner and a member of the Maine crew of mercenaries. Her tech abilities are highly sought after, but she dreams of escaping Night City and her murky past.
New poster for Cyberpunk Edgerunners releases on Netflix on September 13th.
The show is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi known for Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill and Promare. Chief character designer as well as executive animation director Yoh Yoshinari is also part of the project, known for such series as Little Witch Academia and BNA: Brand New Animal. The screenplay is based on a story provided by CD Projekt Red and written by Star Wars: Visions ‘The Elder’ writer Masahiko Otsuka and GRIDMAN UNIVERSE series writer Yoshiki Usa.
You can check out the trailer below be warned as it’s NSFW. The series looks to be an interesting take on Cyberpunk universe, and maybe will have some Cyberpunk 2077 easter eggs or mentions of popular characters like Johnny Silverhand? I guess we’ll have to watch and see.