Alan Wake was one of 2010’s top games, a survival horror title made by Remedy Entertainment that delivered superb gameplay and scares.
In the game, players controlled the titular Alan Wake, an author suffering from a bad case of writer’s block who goes on a vacation with his wife to the seemingly quiet town of Bright Falls. There he hopes to find inspiration for his next novel, but suffice to say things go haywire pretty soon and Wake ends up fighting supernatural creatures and dealing with poltergeists as the world turns upside down…
Alan Wake surely was one of my favourite games of 2010, its surreal story, action and atmosphere making it one of Finnish developer Remedy’s best games to date.
Sadly, though, despite the game selling millions of copies a sequel never materialized, even if it’s clear that Remedy did have plans for it and more stories to tell in the Alan Wake universe as was revealed in 2015.
Well, these stories might end up getting told in an upcoming TV show based on the game, as was recently reported on Variety. This is being spearheaded by Peter Calloway (who is also behind TV show Legion) and the game’s creator himself (Sam Lake) who will act as executive producer.
But even though Lake admitted that the show might draw from the stories and concepts Remedy has been working on for a potential video game sequel to Alan Wake, and even more as seemingly Remedy had bigger plans for Alan Wake than just another game as Lake himself admitted back in 2015.
“In many ways, we see the universe as a bigger thing. Alan Wake is a very central character, but we have other characters around him like [friend and agent Barry Wheeler] and his wife Alice and Sheriff Sarah Breaker and other characters there. We feel this is a big universe to develop and explore in many ways”, Lake said.
Thankfully, this upcoming TV show will help flesh out the Alan Wake universe and even help generate new ideas for that eagerly awaited second Alan Wake game, something that Lake isn’t promising will be a reality at this point.
“As before, we’re exploring these possibilities and hoping to make it happen when the time is right”, said Lake.
Here’s hoping though, that the TV show is just as intriguing as the game, which had a pretty stupendous story by anyone’s standards.
There’s still a while to wait before Alan Wake fans can enjoy this TV series though, as this is still in the concept phase, but hopefully Alan Wake on TV will be as much fun as the video game was when this hits TV screens sometime in the future.