According to a recent announcement, a live-action Alan Wake television adaption is now in the works, with Peter Calloway (Cloak & Dagger, Legion) taking on the role of writer and Remedy Entertainment's creative director Sam Lake serving as executive producer. Lake also stated that some of the plans and ideas that they had for an Alan Wake sequel might also make their way into the show. In an interview with Variety, Harlan noted that Alan Wake's own TV inspirations partially drove the decision. Sam is a huge part of this.
Despite positive reviews, Alan Wake has never received a true sequel.
"The Alan Wake TV show is due to be shopped around to a number of studios by Contradiction Films partner Tomas Harlan in October, with Calloways" full pitch apparently already garnering interest from certain parties. And while IGN thoroughly enjoyed Alan Wake, reviewing it with a 9.0 score, we were less impressed with American Nightmare, awarding it a 7.5.
Specifics regarding the show or tie-ins to the game were not provided, but Harlan said it was important to bring Wake "to where he was" in the games.
From Sonic the Hedgehog to Double Dragon, video game franchises have been gaining mainstream traction with the help of movie and television adaptations.
Remedy Entertainment's cult-favorite horror-adventure series Alan Wake is being adapted for TV.
Speaking with Variety, Lake said the following. He also made it clear that Lake will be working closely on the project since Alan Wake "is his baby" and the original creator's vision was that Alan Wake was essentially a TV series placed into a video game. "We'll be expanding the lore of this insane and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did".
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Harlan says the story won't be in "lockstep" with the game, but Sam Lake adds the original Alan Wake will be the "seed which will grow into the bigger story we're exploring in the show".