Alan Wake Adaptation Headed For Television

Alan Wake

Remedy Entertainment officially announces a television adaptation of their critically-acclaimed Alan Wake game with Cloak and Dagger’s Peter Calloway as showrunner and writer. The thrilling and psychological, action-adventure game was essentially an interactive television show in itself, and what better way to bring it to life than to create a live-action series?

Alongside Calloway and Contradiction Films, creator Sam Lake will serve on board as executive producer of the show. According to Variety, the team plans to work “closely with Sam” to realize its potential for a hit television series. The production of the video game turned TV show will stay true to its episodic nature instead of a film adaptation. Contradiction Films partner Tomas Harlan said, “How do you take a 10 to 40-hour experience and distill it down to 90 minutes? I don’t think you can.”

Though Alan Wake originally debuted on PC and Xbox 360 back in 2010, the unassuming story of a best-selling author Alan Wake taking a trip to Washington state takes a turn for the worse. Of course, Alan Wake will be central to its entirety, but there will be vital characters to the storyline in the TV adaptation. Lake says:

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. 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.”

News of an Alan Wake video game sequel is murky at this point in time, Lake and company plan to dive past the original title itself. In fact, content and ideas which have “never seen the light of day” will serve as material for the show. “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,” said Lake. “All of this material will function as potential source material for the show.”

That’s certainly fantastic news for fans of the original game! Although it won’t be an interactive medium like the original, the team is willing to explore the possibilities beyond it. What do you think of the crew creating a TV adaptation of Alan Wake? Which actors do you think will do a phenomenal job at fulfilling the roles of characters? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on DFTG Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here’s some of our latest:

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