But there’s “still a long way to go”.
Way again in 2018, developer Remedy Entertainment introduced it was working to adapt its beloved supernatural horror journey Alan Wake for tv – and now, some 4 years later, it lastly has an replace on the undertaking, asserting it is partnering with The Walking Dead community AMC to carry the present to life.
Alan Wake, for the uninitiated, debuted on Xbox 360 again in 2010, and its small-town horror, wherein the titular novelist battles supernatural forces armed with little greater than a flashlight and an limitless urge to monologue, rapidly gained cult basic standing. But whereas all was quiet on the Alan entrance for over a decade, he is had one thing of a resurgence in current instances.
Alongside a outstanding function in Remedy’s acclaimed Control – particularly in its second DLC, generally known as AWE – Alan Wake was given the remaster therapy in 2021 (a launch now confirmed for Switch) and might be getting a long-awaited sequel a while subsequent 12 months. As such, a TV sequence increasing Alan’s attain nonetheless additional looks as if the following logical step for Remedy.
And that leap is now even nearer to changing into a actuality following in the present day’s affirmation that AMC has snapped up the rights to Alan Wake on TV. Unfortunately, Remedy did not have a lot to share on the sequence’ progress in its announcement, solely saying that there is “still a long way to go for the series” earlier than it will be on our screens.
We do have some clues as to the place an Alan Wake TV sequence would possibly take us, nonetheless; talking in 2018, Remedy stated the present would deal with “expanding the lore of this crazy and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did”. That would imply loads of Alan as a “very central character”, but in addition time spent fleshing out among the sport’s different characters, together with Wake’s agent Barry Wheeler, and his spouse Alice.
Assuming nothing has modified within the interim, the Alan Wake TV adaptation is being co-developed by Contraction Films and Remedy, with Legion author Peter Calloway on the helm.