A Horizon Zero Dawn TV adaptation is in the works, as we already know, and now we know who’s making it: Umbrella Academy creator Steve Blackman. In an interview with Netflix Today, the filmmaker confirmed that he will be adapting the critically acclaimed PlayStation game into a series. Michelle Loveretta (Killjoys) accompanies him on the script, and is expected to focus on Alloy as the lead character. The Horizon Zero Dawn series joins an ever-growing list of PlayStation titles scheduled for a screen adaptation, which includes The Last of Us and God of War.
In a post-apocalyptic United States dominated by hostile machines, Horizon Zero Dawn follows young hunter Alloy, who sets out to uncover his past. Developed by Guerrilla Games, Zero Dawn and its sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, chronicle her journey as an outcast in her tribe, to grow into a hero who can save mankind from a horrific threat to the future. saves. Players can launch devastating attacks on enemies as they mount machines and face off against rival tribes for control, all while exploring the open world teeming with resources and wildlife.
The game received a positive reception from fans and critics alike, but suffered commercially, due to its launch a week before the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Horizon Zero Dawn was initially released on PS4 before being ported to PC in August 2020. Blackman intends to recreate the same story for a mainstream audience. “My writing partner on this, Michelle Lovata, and I are thrilled to be able to expand this remarkable IP into a series for all types of audiences,” he said in a statement. prepared statement to Netflix.
News about the Horizon Zero Dawn Netflix series comes after Blackman announced the fourth and final season of The Umbrella Academy. Season 4 will serve as a “proper ending” for the Hargreaves siblings’ journey, as they enter a new timeline where their powers no longer work. Blackman will executive produce the final season before jumping into his newly-expanded creative partnership with Netflix. The deal leads them to the aforementioned Horizon Zero Dawn show and an original sci-fi piece called Orbital (not to be confused with the Gadgets 360 podcast of the same name).
“From a character- and world-building standpoint, there is a clear throughline: I tend to gravitate towards characters who are grounded and relatable but present on the border. outsiders who struggle to find their place in the world of conformity and structure,” he said in relation to his interest in exploring Eloy’s story. “Horizon Zero Dawn is an exceptionally well-crafted game with amazing characters not often seen in the rank-and-file of the gaming world. Guerrilla Games has created an incredibly succulent and vivid mix of man and machine. worlds that find themselves on a collision course of oblivion.”
For Orbital, Blackman is collaborating with David and Keith Lynch – not to be confused with filmmaker David Lynch – to create a space station-set series, full of dark humor, desperate characters and “wild action sequences”. with a fair share. More information will be revealed in the future, but for now, Blackman has confirmed that there will be no aliens in the orbital.
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Currently, there is no set release window for the Horizon Zero Dawn Netflix series.