The episodic horror/adventure world of Alan Wake is heading to TV – which seems like a perfect match.
The original Xbox/PC game played out much like a television series, as the novelist investigated his wife’s disappearance during a vacation in the fictional town of Bright Falls, Washington. If this wasn’t tough enough for him, he kept experiencing events from his last novel – the one that he can’t remember penning!
Legion showrunner and writer Peter Calloway is on board the project, and even better so is the game’s creator, Sam Lake, who’s executive producing – according to Variety.
“Alan Wake was basically a TV series that was put into a game,” Tomas Harlan from Contradiction Films, who are partnered on the project with the game’s developer Remedy, said. “That was Sam’s vision. It was influenced by The Twilight Zone, Secret Window, Hitchcock, Northern Exposure – a lot of US television. We plan to work closely with Sam on our this show. Sam is a huge part of this. This is his baby.”
As a true sequel to the game never arrived – Alan Wake’s American Nightmare was more of a sidetrack affair – this could be the perfect way for the story to continue.
Although it could have made an excellent Xbox One exclusive…
Here’s a reminder of what the original Alan Wake game was all about.