MOVIE NEWS – It’s an announcement we probably weren’t expecting: the cult PC game System Shock is about to be adapted into a TV series by Binge, an upcoming SVoD service.
While we’ve been waiting for concrete news about System Shock 3 for almost five years, the franchise’s universe is about to return to the forefront in a way that is as surprising as it is incongruous…
SHODAN has not said its last word
System Shock will be brought to life in a live-action adaptation for the first time and will be part of the original content offered by the SVoD service Binge, which is due to launch in 2022.
Released on PC in 1994, System Shock is a cyberpunk action-adventure game that puts the player in the shoes of a hacker battling “SHODAN”, artificial intelligence that has become hostile and is spreading terror on board the Citadel space station.
Stephen Kick, co-founder of the Nightdive studio currently working on System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition, will act as executive producer on the project, and said, as reported by Deadline: “I’ve always felt that a live-action adaptation of System Shock would be the perfect medium to retell the gripping story of the Citadel station and its A.I. that has done unimaginable horrors to its crew. We look forward to seeing the talented team at Binge bring System Shock to life in horrific new ways.
Binge? What is it?
If the mention of Binge doesn’t ring a bell, that’s hardly surprising. This upcoming streaming platform was announced during the last annual E3 before disappearing entirely from the event’s frantic communication cycles.
Binge describes itself as an SVoD service specialising in gaming content – however vague that may sound – which is due to launch next year, with no further details on the territories involved. System Shock is the second original production announced for Binge after the adaptation of the video game Driver, which was already mentioned a few weeks ago.