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.