As a part of Geeked Week, Netflix revealed the first teaser trailer of the upcoming anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, giving the fans a look at the violent and stylish series produced by Studio Tigger and the developer behind the role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt Red.
The game stars Keanu Reeves and fans have had a roller coaster ride with its development, introduction, and present status over the last several years. After a disastrous first release, CD Projekt Red reported that sales of the game increased after it was launched on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S around 2020.
Initially announced in 2020, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is a 10-episode series about a street kid in Night City who turns outlaw, a Cyberpunk. The trailer starts slowly with a constant heartbeat monitor sound, a mix of deliberate and slow cuts appear in the first half of the trailer revealing the energetic side of the lead character as he constantly taps his foot. The most captivating part of the trailer is the establishing shot of the Night City. Car chases, gunfights, explosions, and car shootouts are all teased in the trailer. Edgerunners is vivid and flashy, staying true to the aesthetics of the game and the overall cyberpunk genre, whether it’s the bright lights of Night City or the bloody explosions in the series’ horrific battle sequences.
Hiroyuki Imaishi is directing the series with Masahiko Otsuka as an assistant director. Hiromi Wakabayashi will serve as the series’ creative director, and character designers Yoh Yoshinari and Yuto Kaneko will be on board to give the characters their distinct looks. Yoshiki Usa and Masahiko Otsuka authored the adapted script. Akira Yamaoka, a well-known composer, will compose the original score.
The series is set to release in September this year.