Legion’s Peter Calloway Adapting Alan Wake TV Series


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

Variety reports today that a live-action Alan Wake television series is in the works, with Cloak and Dagger and Legion's Peter Calloway on board as showrunner and writer. "That was Sam [Lake's] vision".

Lake and Harlan both talked about how important the side characters of the game are, and that while the original game will work as the starting point of the story in the series, they will be "expanding the lore of this insane and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did." .

Remedy released the original Alan Wake on Xbox 360 and PC in 2010 and later followed it up with the 2012's Alan Wake's American Nightmare. Sam is a huge part of this. But in a Twilight Zone-like turn of events, Wake finds himself in a situation where the events of his last novel seem to be coming to life - and he has no memory of ever writing that novel. He added: "I think it's important to embrace those characters and to bring Alan Wake to where he was [in the video game]".

While players might be sad to learn that there is now no news of more Alan Wake games, they can still look forward to seeing elements of some of what was planned for the sequel in the series. 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.

Now Remedy will dive into the world of TV proper by both revisiting Alan Wake's video game origins and expanding on them. Tomas Harlan, a partner at Contradiction, says that a number of studios had expressed interest in the project.

As Harlan said, the games felt nearly like shows turned into games thanks the first being structured in an episodic format despite being released as a singular game. "In many ways, we see the universe as a bigger thing", said Lake. He also said that the story of the original game will serve as a baseline for the story of the TV show and it will then begin to expand and grow from there.