Endemol confirms Mirror's Edge TV series plans

May 26, 2016 | 10:18

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Electronic Arts' Mirror's Edge franchise is to be adapted for TV, with the US-based Endemol Shine Studios taking responsibility for creating a series based on the near-future parkour-'em-up.

Released in 2008 and generally well-received, Mirror's Edge's combination of stylised visuals and innovative free-running game mechanics - aided by a story penned by Rhianna Pratchett - poor sales led to the cancellation of a planned sequel. A few months later, though, EA suggested it was open to revisiting the concept, and following the first game becoming something of a cult classic confirmed development of Mirror's Edge 2 in 2013. While the game, now known as Mirror's Edge Catalyst, has been hit by multiple delays, it seems finally on-track for a launch - and is going to be making the rare transition from game to TV show in the process.

'We clearly see Mirror’s Edge as a franchise for the global TV audience,' Endemol Shine Studios' president Sharon Hall told Deadline of a deal which will see her company scripting and producing a TV series based on the game. 'It has a strong female protagonist, a wildly rabid fan base and a worldwide brand that Electronic Arts and EA DICE have done an amazing job establishing.'

No release date has been given for the show, with the game on-track to launch in June.
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