Alan Wake Is Becoming a TV Show

Alan Wake is being adapted for TV

Alan Wake is being adapted for TV

Joining those ranks will be the critically acclaimed horror series Alan Wake.

Alan Wake is set to be turned into a TV series with Peter Calloway (Under the Dome) attached as showrunner and writer, developer Remedy Entertainment announced Wednesday.

Alan Wake wanted to be a TV show nearly as much as it wanted to be a creepy, ghost-laden horror game. "That was Sam's vision". It was influenced by The Twilight Zone, Secret Window, Hitchcock, Northern Exposure, a lot of USA television. According to Harlan, he plans to pitch the show in October. "This is his baby".


This is easier said than done however, as Wake quickly finds himself facing off against malevolent, shadow-like creatures in events that appear to have been plucked right out of the pages of his latest novel. Lake said there's now "no news" to share about an Alan Wake 2 game, even though he said making one would be "a dream" of his.

Harlan stopped short of talking specifics on the Alan Wake TV show's plot or how it would relate to the existing games or now non-existent sequel. While there have been no subsequent entries in the series since, Lake said in a 2015 interview (also with Variety) that he had bigger plans for the franchise.

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. 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. Unfortunately, like a lot of ahead-of-the-time things, Alan Wake wasn't quite as successful as it could have been, but perhaps the concept will work better as a TV series. Harlan's also confirmed that there's some interest from a number of studios, but he hasn't explicitly named these studios. "We feel this is a big universe to develop and explore in many ways".

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