At the same time that a launch trailer was released for the latest game in the Mirror’s Edge video game series, titled Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, it was also revealed that a TV series based on the games is currently in the works.
The scripted division of Endemol Shine North America, Endemol Shine Studios, has acquired the rights to turn the game into a TV series. Endemol has previously been involved in both scripted and non-scripted shows such as The Biggest Loser, Ugly Betty, The Tudors, MasterChef, and the US version of The Office.
Of the announcement, Endemol Shine Studios president Sharon Hall said:
“We clearly see Mirror’s Edge as a franchise for the global TV audience. 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.”
Whether or not the TV series will follow the story of the games closely or do its own thing is unclear, but it is said to be a female-centered action series like the games and judging by the quote above it will be similar. Here’s a full description of the first game:
In a city where information is heavily monitored, agile couriers called Runners transport sensitive data away from prying eyes. In this seemingly utopian paradise, a crime has been committed and now you are being hunted. You are a Runner called Faith – and this innovative first-person action-adventure is your story.
With a never before seen sense of movement and perspective, you will be drawn into Faith’s world. A world that is visceral, immediate, and very dangerous. Live or die? Soar or plummet? One thing is certain, in this city, you will learn how to run.
Imagine a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. Mirror’s Edge introduces you to Faith, a “runner” in this world. When Faith’s sister gets framed for a murder she did not commit, Faith finds herself on the edge of the city, on the wrong side of the law.
Mirror’s Edge delivers you straight into the shoes of this modern day heroine as she traverses the vertigo-inducing cityscape, engaging in intense combat, fast-paced chases and challenging puzzles. With a never-before-seen sense of movement and perspective, you are drawn into Faith’s world.
A home for the potential Mirror’s Edge show is not yet known.
You can read more on the latest game in the series, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, right here.