Supernatural video game Alan Wake will be heading to television in a live-action series, according to a report by Variety. The show will be helmed by Peter Calloway (Cloak & Dagger, Legion) as showrunner, with the game’s original writer Sam Lake as executive producer.
Alan Wake debuted for the Xbox 360 in 2010, and followed its titular character, a bestselling author, who travels to Washington hoping to break through his writer’s block. He endures increasingly bizarre experiences that seem to follow the plot of his most recent novel, which he has no memory of writing.
The game was positively received, with particular praise going to its narrative and overall atmosphere. Alan Wake’s story was already told in an episodic format in the game, which should lend itself to a television series.
A spinoff, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, released in 2012, also to positive reviews. However, a true sequel, despite being discussed for many years, never came to fruition. The television adaptation is expected to tap into some of the ideas that had been brought to the table regarding that unseen sequel.
“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,” Lake said. “All of this material will function as potential source material for the show.”