Earlier this summer, news broke that Sony would be bringing back its sci-fi RPG franchise. horizon zero dawn to the small screen through a Netflix adaptation. Watching post-apocalyptic humans fight big-butt robot animals sounds like something that could work as a game. Y a concept TV, and Sony is eager to test that theory. No creative staff was disclosed at the time, but thanks to some news earlier in the week, we know who will be directing the show on this… well, show.
Specifically, Deadline is reporting that Steve Blackman and Michelle Lovretta will handle showrunning duties for the series. If you watched SyFy during the 2010s, his name will be familiar to you as he created the series. lost girl (2010-2015) and Killjoy (2015-2019). Both shows ran for five seasons each.
As for Blackman, he is the current showrunner for Netflix. the umbrella academy, which was recently announced to end with its upcoming fourth season. Horizon is part of an overall multi-year deal Blackman made with Netflix, so through his production company Irish Cowboy, he will serve as co-creator and writer for both this and a thriller series called Orbital of brothers David and Keith Lynch. “horizon zero dawn Y Orbital they are elevated character-driven event-level projects that fans will love and relate to, which are the hallmark of Irish Cowboy productions,” Blackman wrote in a statement.
“Guerrilla Games has created an incredibly lush and vivid world of men and machines on a collision course toward oblivion,” Blackman continued on Netflix’s Tudum blog. It was there that he confirmed that Aloy, the games’ main character voiced by Ashly Burch, will be the show’s main character. and the show Will be in live action, if there was ever any doubt, and use “the newest technologies” to bring the series’ mechanical beasts to life.
The original horizon zero dawn released in 2017 to excellent reviews and sales, and its sequel forbidden west it came out earlier this year to more or less the same. Whether you have only played one of the two games or both, you know that there are many interesting games (and also completely crazy) sci-fi nonsense in them that could make a show potentially interesting. Netflix has a strong track record with video game shows specifically, but not genre fare in general. This could be a resounding success, but it could still be a pretty short sunrise.