It’s not a lake, it’s an ocean. Wait. No. Not an ocean. Not a real ocean, anyway. Omg, it’s CG, you guys, lol. You can totally see the pixels. Oooooh, that was close. I almost pooped my pants. Okay, I pooped my pants. Cut.
So, it’s not a sequel, but maybe it’s the next best thing – Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment and Contradiction Films are working on a TV show of the game. Which was kind of a game of a TV show, so it makes a crazy kind of sense when you think about it. Original game creator Sam Lake is attached to the project as executive producer, with Legion writer Peter Calloway also signed on for script duties.
We’re really excited to work with Contradiction Films and have @PeteCalloway on board for developing the Alan Wake TV series. It’s early days yet, but… Sam’s already brainstorming. https://t.co/ttxnn4q8ns pic.twitter.com/6EdFpMIcgE
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) September 12, 2018
“Alan Wake was basically a TV series that was put into a game,” Contradiction Films boss Tomas Harlan tells Variety. “That was Sam’s vision. It was influenced by The Twilight Zone, Secret Window, Hitchcock, Northern Exposure, a lot of US television,” he said. “We plan to work closely with Sam on our this show. Sam is a huge part of this. This is his baby.”
Not much else is available for the moment, although the TV show will apparently be at least somewhat based around the events of the game. Whether or not that includes a definitive explanation for… whatever exactly happened at the end is a matter of speculation for now.
“We’ll be expanding the lore of this crazy and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did,” Lake explains. “Not only that, but through the years, we’ve worked on multiple game concepts and stories for Alan Wake’s world that have never seen the light of day. All of this material will function as potential source material for the show.”