Alan Wake TV series in the works at AMC

AMC Networks is teaming up with video game developer Remedy Entertainment to bring its popular remastered title from 2010 and 2021, Alan Wake, to television. The gaming company announced plans in 2018 to make the game a spectacle, but with an official partner, it’s now a very big step in making it a reality.

The announcement came as part of a larger update reflecting the popular title’s 12th anniversary – including a quick nod to Alan Wake 2, which is going “really well”. Remedy’s creative director, Sam Lake, has warned fans not to expect any substantial updates on the game’s sequel or the show anytime soon, as the creation of a trailer and a polished game demo takes “several months of work” and a TV show still has “a long way to go‚Ķnothing more to share at this time, but we’ll let you know as soon as there’s anything to announce .”

In 2018, Peter Calloway (Legion) was originally slated to serve as showrunner alongside Lake as executive producer. It was both pre-pandemic and also before the recent boom in video game adaptations that have proven to be more likely successful – recent examples including Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog film series as well as the Mortal franchise Kombat restarted. Production company DJ2 Entertainment alone is behind upcoming adaptations of It Takes Two and Disco Elysium. Meanwhile, director Chad Stahelski is making a Ghost of Tsushima movie for Sony, and the film recently tapped writer Takashi Doscher. On Thursday, Netflix released two new teasers for its upcoming Netflix series adaptation.

Alan Wake 2 was announced at The Game Awards 2021 and is set to release in 2023 in partnership with Epic Games. The game will be Remedy’s first full-featured survival horror experience.

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