Adi Shankar in Talks to Produce ‘Legend of Zelda’ TV Series Based on Video Game

Nintendo series debuted on NES in 1986

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Producer Adi Shankar is in talks to produce a series based on the long-running “The Legend of Zelda” video game franchise, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

On Monday, Shankar posted on Instagram that he was “working with an iconic Japanese gaming company to adapt one of their iconic video game series into a series.”

Shankar’s most recent credits include serving as a producer on Joseph Kahn’s “Bodied” and starring in “Get the Girl,” as well as executive producer in “Lone Survivor.” He also served as executive producer on the TV series “Castlevania.”

Created for Nintendo by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, “The Legend of Zelda” debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986. Followed by more than 17 sequels and several remastered release, the “Zelda” franchise has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

In most incarnations, the series follows the adventures of a wandering hero named Link, who must collect magical artifacts to save the princess Zelda and defeat an evil wizard named Ganon.

When reached for comment, a Nintendo spokesperson said, “We have nothing to announce on this topic.”

See his Instagram post below.