‘Alan Wake’ is Getting a Television Series

Jason McDonald

Among the many games that I wish had done better and gotten a sequel is “Alan Wake.”  The game was an interesting blend of Stephen King and Twin Peaks that created a fascinating world, even if the game mechanics weren’t all that great.

Well, now we’ll be able to experience all the best parts of “Alan Wake” as it could become a TV series.  According to Variety “Alan Wake” is being adapted to TV by Peter Calloway, a writer on “Cloak and Dagger” and “Legion”, as a showrunner with game creator Sam Lake serving as an executive producer. Sam Lake as infamously played the grizzled face of Max Payne.

What’s interesting about the planned series is that it won’t just be a retelling of the game.  According to Tomas Harlan, partner in production company Contradiction Films, the series will take elements from both the original game and the sequel that was never developed to create a new narrative.  Alan Wake will still be the central figure and the show will still delve into the world introduced in the first game, it just one be a one to one adaptation.

In the original “Alan Wake”, Alan is a best-selling novelist who retreats to the countryside to try and unravel the mystery surrounding his wife’s disappearance. However, his investigation is impeded when creations from his novel start to come to life.

No word on when or where the “Alan Wake” series could pop up, but they say that they will begin shopping it to networks this October. Stay tuned for more.


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