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Alan Wake TV series on the way, might serve as sequel to the games

Alan Wake never really got its due as a video game series. Now a new TV project might answer a few of those lingering questions.

Waking up

From Remedy Entertainment, Alan Wake was a bit of a hit for the company. It was also well-regarded by critics, and yet didn’t get very far in terms of being a series. There was a sorta-sequel with American Nightmare, but that was it.

The abbreviated nature of things left fans not knowing what happened next with main character Alan Wake and the evil Mister Scratch. But that’s about to change, thanks to this announcement. According to Variety, Peter Calloway will be show-running the project, and serve as writer. You might know his name from some Marvel Comics properties. Not to worry though fans of Remedy, adherence to the source material will be fairly well assured.

How’s that? Because the developer’s own Sam Lake will be the executive producer on the show. Also worth keeping in mind is that Lake is hinting that this show could be a direct sequel to the games and not a simple adaptation. So there has to be some continuity here.

Here’s Lake talking about the project:

“The story of the original game is our starting point, the seed which will grow into the bigger story we’re exploring in the show. We’ll be expanding the lore of this crazy and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did.

When directly asked by Variety if this was canon, he responded:

“In a story like ‘Alan Wake,’ a story filled with mystery and questions, answering this one would be a spoiler,”

Source: Variety

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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