An animated series from the far future? Yeah, it is!!

Holy animated Adeptus Astartes, we’ve only gone and done it – we’re hard at work on an all-new Warhammer 40,000 animated series.

This article was originally published on the Warhammer-community site.

Yup. You read that right.

We’re bringing the grim darkness of the far future to life like never before. Get ready for epic battle, heroic sacrifice, loads of explosions, brutal close-combat chainsword duels, and some pathos-laden dialogue that’ll fill your belly with fire and stretch your heart strings to breaking.

‘Angels of Death’, will follow the visceral exploits of a band of Blood Angels Space Marines as they face Mankind’s enemies, death and worse – the dreaded Black Rage. To ensure the story is suitably grimdark, we’ve called upon the talents of some of Black Library’s finest authors. Together, they’re forging an epic tale for the animators to realise.

Speaking of which, some of you might be familiar with the Helsreach fan film, based on the Black Library novel of the same name. If you thought that was cool, you were right! We enjoyed it so much that we knew we had to team up with the very same team to deliver Angels of Death. Turns out, Helsreach wasn’t even close to their A-game!

But hey, don’t just take our word for it…

Angels of Death will be on its way in 2019 and is just one of the exciting new projects headed your way soon…

What a time to be a Warhammer hobbyist!

Wow, this is awesome! I have been saying for years and years that if GW had a good animated series, they would recruit so many more hobbyists. Hopefully this delivers!

 

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2 Responses to “An animated series from the far future? Yeah, it is!!”

  1. Dakkath December 17, 2018 9:48 pm #

    GW should talk to netflix about doing a short series.

  2. GeekmasterK December 18, 2018 8:01 am #

    CG animation that looks good, and not immediately outdated? Check! Matt Ward not writing the script? Check! This is already better than the Ultramarines movie!

    I remember when that movie came out, I almost bought it. I was new to to the hobby during 5th Edition, and while I really disliked Ultramarines at the time, I wanted that movie to do well so they could make more movies in the 40k universe. Then I saw the trailers, and the animation looked dated. This was a warning sign, but, hey, it’s got some great actors in it! Then it came out, and I heard the horror stories about the script. I still haven’t really seen the Ultramariens movie thanks to all of the above. Bits and pieces, but not the whole movie. I thought all hope of a good official 40k animation project was gone after that. Then I see this out of nowhere, and the Blood Angels take center stage in the trailer. They were my first 40k army ever. I will watch this, because all it took was this teaser, and I believe in this project!

    PS: For the record, I don’t really hate or even dislike Ultramarines anymore. It’s just that during 5th Edition, they were the most generic vanilla chapter, but took center stage to the point of absurdity, as if they were the only marine chapter that mattered. That combo was off-putting to a lot of people, myself included. Now, both problems are gone, for me, at least. They’re still the poster boy chapter, but they’re sharing the spotlight. And I don’t care what anyone else says, Guilliman coming back was good for the chapter from a fluff angle. His resurgence has been the catalyst for some really interesting stories that gave his chapter the character they had been sorely lacking. This is the reason the “Ultramarines are bland” argument doesn’t hold up to me anymore. It stopped being a sticking point for me with 8th Edition. Example: Guilliman intended the Codex Astartes to be more of a guide than strict rules. He was smart enough to know that not everything could be covered in there, and that unexpected situations were inevitable. Yet, his chapter has been treating it as law, asserting that it must be followed to the letter, without bending the rules. Then Guilliman comes back and gets pissed that his chapter did exactly what he didn’t want them to do with the Codex Astartes. “I’ve been gone for 10,000 years, and I return to see this?! What the hell happened to my chapter?!” Most interesting Ultramarines plot development in recent memory, IMO.

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