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Alan Wake TV show in the works

Alan Wake
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Alan Wake is a cult classic that has garnered numerous fans on Xbox and PC platforms. Unfortunately, Remedy Entertainment has been developing experiences like Quantum Break in recent years, and the franchise has been put on hold. It's unclear if Microsoft even wants to make a sequel.

Fans of the franchise may be able to get their fix through another medium though. According to a report in Variety, an Alan Wake live-action television series is in development with Peter Calloway as the showrunner and game creator Sam Lake as executive producer. You may remember Calloway from critically-acclaimed shows like "Cloak and Dagger" and "Legion".

Speaking with Variety, Lake said the following.

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. 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. All of this material will function as potential source material for the show.

Hopefully the show will be just as good as the game. It's unclear if it's going to be a prequel or pick up after the events of the games. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the project.

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8 Comments
  • With this and halo, they should have let Xbox chase the invisible lines between tv and games. Maybe qb/aw will see a sequel because of the press from this if it's good.
  • Xbox entertainment studios was shut down, that is another leverage point that went out the window so to speak.
  • With GamePass, MS should try releasing some short, fast, episodic games. Something like QB or Alan Wake but much shorter, so it can be release like every 3 or 4 months. And if you have 2 or 3 series on the run, that means new games every month. Besides, news will talk about it == free advertisement.
    People will talk about it like we talk about TV shows and movies
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    And people will keep their GamePass sub.
  • That's a great ide and ide love to see this. Love to see a qb and aw 2 though for me 2 amazing games.
  • 👍🏽
  • With GamePass, MS should try releasing some short, fast, episodic games. Something like QB or Alan Wake but much shorter, so it can be release like every 3 or 4 months. And if you have 2 or 3 series on the run, that means new games every month....99logic.com
  • Can't wait for this and the Halo show to make their debut
  • Well since we will never get another game, this will have to suffice. I hope it's as awesome as it should be!