This announcement, we certainly did not expect it: the cult PC game System Shock will soon experience the throes of a TV series adaptation by Binge Care, a new upcoming SVoD service.
While we have been waiting for concrete news from System Shock 3 for almost five years, the franchise universe is about to return to the forefront of the news in a way as surprising as it is incongruous …
SHODAN has not said his last word
System Shock will thus be transcribed in a live-action adaptation for the very first time and will be part of the original content offered by the SVoD Binge service, which is scheduled for launch in 2022.
Released on PC in 1994, System Shock is an action-adventure game with a cyberpunk atmosphere putting the player in the shoes of a hacker struggling with “SHODAN”, an artificial intelligence that has become hostile sowing terror on board the Citadel space station.
Stephen Kick, co-founder of the Nightdive studio who is currently working on System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition, will act as executive producer on the project, and split a few words reported by the Deadline site: “I’ve always thought that a live-action adaptation of System Shock would be the perfect medium to once again tell the gripping story of Citadel Station and its AI that inflicted unimaginable horrors on its crew. We can’t wait to see the talented team at Binge transcribe in horrible and new ways System Shock“.
La question Binge
If the mention of Binge does not mean anything to you, it’s hardly surprising: this upcoming streaming platform was announced during the last annual edition of E3 before completely disappearing from the frantic communication cycles. surrounding the event.
Binge describes itself as an SVoD service specializing in content focused on “gaming” —as vague as it may seem — whose launch is scheduled for next year, without further details as to the territories concerned. System Shock is the second original production announced for Binge after the video game adaptation Driver which we had already mentioned in outline a few weeks ago.