Peter Calloway, the producer of “Legions” and “Cloak and Dagger” has been roped in for the Alan Wake Tv Series
First, Video Games being adapted into movies was a thing. As history stands witness, that didn’t really turn out to be a good idea. So now, we have Video games being turned into TV series. There is THe Witcher (technically, it is a book adaptation), Castlevania, and Halo too. And now, there is going to be Alan Wake.
Peter Calloway will be the writer and showrunner, and the game’s creator, Sam Lake will serve as Executive producer, Variety reports. As everyone who has played the game might know, the story is narrated like a series, with different “episodes”. Since it was structured like a TV show, it is just fitting that the brilliant (albeit a bit weird) game is being adapted into a TV show. The series is being made by Contradiction Films and Remedy Studios, which originally made the game.
“‘Alan Wake’ was basically a TV series that was put into a game,” Tomas Harlan, Contradiction partner told Variety. “That was Sam’s vision. It was influenced by ‘The Twilight Zone,’ ‘Secret Window,’ Hitchcock, ‘Northern Exposure,’ a lot of U.S. television.
“We plan to work closely with Sam on our show. Sam is a huge part of this. This is his baby.”
Alan Wake ended on a cliffhanger. Despite being critically well received and selling 4.5 million copies, a sequel, though planned, was never made. The show plans to work further on the story.
“The story of the original game is our starting point, the seed which will grow into the bigger story we’re exploring in the show,” Lake said. “We’ll be expanding the lore of this crazy and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did.”
As Variety reports, the Alan Wake TV series will also have content from the unreleased sequel.
“Not only that, but through the years we’ve worked on multiple game concepts and stories for Alan Wake’s world that have never seen the light of day,” Lake said. “All of this material will function as potential source material for the show.”