Peter Calloway (Cloak & Dagger, Legion) will be the showrunner of the series, while Remedy Entertainment and Contradiction Films will be involved in the production of the series. Peter Calloway is now signed on to be the showrunner and writer of the series while Remedy's own Sam Lake is pegged to be an executive producer. Contradiction Films' Tomas Harlan told Variety that Lake is a "huge part" of the show and that, ultimately, it's still "his baby".
While we wait on a sequel to Alan Wake, if one even comes to pass, we'll at least have a live-action TV series to hold us over.
Alan Wake originally released in 2010 for the Xbox 360, and was received well by critics and fans. Sam Lake, the writer of Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and Max Payne has also been recruited as the executive producer. On a search for his missing wife, Wake begins to question his own sanity. It was influenced by "The Twilight Zone, ' 'Secret Window, ' Hitchcock, 'Northern Exposure, ' a lot of USA television".
Harlan stopped short of talking specifics on the Alan Wake TV show's plot or how it would relate to the existing games or now non-existent sequel.
"Definitely what we have mapped out is a longer thing than the first game and a sequel; there is more to it", Lake said.
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While the game followed Alan Wake throughout, with other characters serving as obstacles or allies, the show will develop those characters and the universe itself beyond what we've already seen.
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.
"The story of the original game is our starting point, the seed which will grow into the bigger story we're exploring in the show", Lake said.
As for what fans can expect from this series, Lake told Variety that Alan Wake will still be central to the series' story but he's also planning to focus on numerous surrounding characters within the world.