Mirror’s Edge Is Getting Adapted For TV

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst hasn’t hit store shelves yet, but that hasn’t stopped one company from wanting to turn the free-running Faith and her wall-running habits into a TV series.

According to entertainment reporters Deadline, the rights to adapt the first-person parkour adventure have been secured by Endemol Shine Studios, an offshoot of EndemolShine North America. The latter has produced a range of reality TV and drama shows for various networks, including the US version of MasterChef, Big Brother and Kingdom.

Endemol Shine Studios president Sharon Hall reportedly said the game’s strong female protagonist, a “wildly rabid fan base” and the brand built by DICE and EA made Mirror’s Edge well suited for a TV franchise for a global audience. Endemol Shine Studios owns the SMASHER Network through a subsidiary, which produces the Legends of Gaming esports show for YouTube and other streaming services.

It’s not the only video game to get the TV treatment of late. Last year Legendary TV & Digital Media announced they would create a 10-episode series based off the iconic Myst puzzle game, with the series to broadcast direct to Hulu. Nothing more has come out of that this year, although developers Cyan — creators of the Myst series — are scheduled to release Obduction, a crowdfunded spiritual successor, later this year.

What other games do you think would make a good fit for a TV series?

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