AMC is officially developing an Alan Wake television series based on the 2010 action-adventure video game of the same name from Remedy Entertainment.
An Alan Wake television series is officially in the works at AMC. Developed by Remedy Entertainment, the action-horror video game was released for Xbox 360 and Windows PC in 2010. The plot finds the titular fictitious author vacationing in the idyllic small town of Bright Falls, Washington, hoping to overcome a bout of writer’s block. But when his wife mysteriously vanishes, Wake begins to invest her disappearance and inexplicably experiences events from his latest horror novel coming to life.
Talks of adapting Alan Wake into a television series first started in 2018 with Sam Lake, creative director for Remedy, acting as an executive producer and LegionPeter Calloway’s set to serve as a showrunner. While there hasn’t been much news on that front, the video game series has continued to blossom. Alan Wake received a remastered edition in 2021 and a sequel Alan Wake 2 is currently in development and aiming for a 2023 release.
Now, during a virtual event celebrating Alan Wake‘s 12th anniversary, the television adaptation has received its first major update in a long time. Lake announced that Remedy Entertainment has finally found a partner in AMC, which has purchased the rights and agreed to develop the Alan Wake TV show. Lake expressed excitement to be working with the same cable network responsible for hits like The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. Read his full statement below:
AMC, the wonderful, wonderful home for absolutely brilliant TV shows has bought the rights for Alan Wake. We have been collaborating on making a TV show happen. Nothing more to share at the moment, but we will certainly let you know when there is something to announce.
The Alan Wake The series still has a long way to go before becoming a reality, though, given the lack of updates since the show’s initial announcement in 2018. Still, this partnership between Remedy and AMC is an incredibly positive sign for its progress. It’s almost hard to believe how long it has taken to get the ball rolling for the property, as Alan Wake‘s pacing and structure are almost tailor-made for a thriller TV series. The video game itself consists of 6 episodes replete with various plot twists and cliffhangers that should keep viewers invested once Alan Wake hits the airwaves.
AMC is just the latest cable network to hop on the trend of video game adaptations, as The Last of Us series is currently in production for HBO. Streaming services are perhaps even more involved in the gaming space – Paramount + has Hello, Netflix is promoting its Resident Evil seriesand Prime Video has God of War, Falloutand Mass Effect shows in the works. With this potential inundation of video game adaptations set to hit, Alan Wake will have to set itself apart from the pack and in its case, sticking to its strong source material should be its best bet.
Source: Remedy Entertainment
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