After the success of "Sword Art Online" season 2, fans are eager to know when the season will air. But before fans can get their hopes up, it looks like "Sword Art Online' season 3 is not happening.
Even though the hype is high for the third season, it turns out, there are other plans for the successful series. Skydance Television, the production company who made "World War Z" and "Grace and Frankie" and is also under Paramount Pictures has recently acquired the rights to the anime.
"Sword Art Online" is a story set in the year 2022 and follows the story of the Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game called "Sword Art Online." Player Kazuto Kirigaya later discovered that 300 SAO players were trapped in their NerveGear.
Currently, the fate of the series remains unknown but fans need not hold their breath. A live action of "Sword Art Online" is actually in the works. Laeta Kalogridis who wrote "Terminator Genisys" is speculated to write the live-action.
"For years I have been inspired by the inventive and masterful storytelling of the SAO franchise," Kalogridis said. "I'm thrilled to get the opportunity to work with such talented partners to bring this cutting-edge yet timeless story to a new format at Skydance." He also mentioned how excited he is that the "Sword Art Online" will be made into a live-action and that he really appreciates everyone involved in the project.
Recent news also mentioned that Japanese composer Yuki Kajiura will use the music from "Sword Art Online" for her first Hollywood performance and that fans are speculating that the live-action series cast members will be announced at the same event.
The 'Yuki Kajiura Live" will be held on January 14, 2017, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Fans are assured that the live action will proceed, however, "Sword Art Online" season 3 still has no confirmation whether it will proceed or not.