Alan Wake is coming back… as a TV show

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According to Variety, a show based on Remedy's 2010 release is looking to go into production under showrunner Peter Calloway, co-executive producer and occasional of X-Men spinoff Legion, and will feature Remedy's Sam Lake as executive producer. Harlan also mentioned that Alan Wake will be successful as an adapted television series instead of a movie, saying that TV is a better fit for video game adaptations. "That was Sam [Lake's] vision". It was influenced by The Twilight Zone, Secret Window, Hitchcock, Northern Exposure, a lot of US television. So, whether the title can outgrow its own influences is another hurdle Calloway will have to leap over. Sam is a huge part of this. Harlan's also confirmed that there's some interest from a number of studios, but he hasn't explicitly named these studios. "We'll be expanding the lore of this insane and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did". Regardless of when it arrives (assuming it's picked up), having Sam Lake so intrinsically tied to the series gives me hope that this could turn out to be a great video game adaptation, unlike numerous others that we've seen in TV and film over the years. 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. The story followed fictitious best-selling author Alan Wake (Matthew Porretta) on a journey to a small town in Washington state where he hopes to rid himself of prolonged writer's block.


Alan Wake still isn't getting the video game sequel that fans have spent years pining for, but Remedy Entertainment's paranormal adventure franchise will continue via another medium.


As Harlan said, the games felt nearly like shows turned into games thanks the first being structured in an episodic format despite being released as a singular game.


Furthermore, it seems Lake isn't ready to talk about an Alan Wake 2.

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