Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 teaser reveals 2020 Netflix premiere
There’s been high anticipation from fans of the long-running manga franchise for the upcoming Netflix continuation of the series and now the streaming service has debuted the first teaser for Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, revealing the return of Major Motoko Kusanagi and a spring 2020 debut. Check out the teaser now in the player below!
The third season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex takes place in the year 2045. After global capitalism has defaulted, Japan’s elite Section 9 begins conducting covert cyber operations.
The project was originally announced as being in development in 2017 around the time of the American live-action adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Endgame), which was a critical and commercial disappointment.
The franchise spawns from the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow that ran from 1989 to 1997, all of which received rave reviews upon release and spawned a large media franchise made up of five animated films, four animated series, including Stand Alone Complex, four video games and four original video animation series, the majority of which have received very positive reviews for adapting the world of the manga, diving into the complexity of the stories and its characters and the animation, all of which has been considered groundbreaking for their times.
Netflix has expanded its anime library with orders of new genre series, including Pacific Rim, Altered Carbon, Ultraman and many others, as well as a live-action series adaptation of the popular anime, Cowboy Bebop, their second live-action adaptation following 2017’s supernatural thriller Death Note which, while receiving mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, received praise from the manga’s creators and has a sequel in development.