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News video games 24 November 2021, 12:01

author: Adrian Werner

Amazon Prime Video Plans a Mass Effect TV Series

Amazon is about to acquire the rights to a TV adaptation of the Mass Effect series. The company invests in fantasy because it brings good effects. The recent premiere of The Wheel of Time was is being said to be a big success for Prime Video.

Amazon is reportedly on the verge of launching a TV adaptation of Mass Effect. Deadline reports that talks with rights owner Electronic Arts are said to be in the final stretch. If nothing bad happens, the project will be officially announced soon.

The goal is to place the series in the offer of the Amazon Prime Video streaming service. It is worth recalling that at the beginning of the year, Henry Cavill may have teased his participation in this project. However, there is a question whether the actor who is currently busy with The Witcher would be able to play in two high-budget television productions simultaneously.

The development plans for Mass Effect TV series are a part of a strategy of increased investment in high-budget fantasy series, which Amazon has been implementing for some time now. So far, it's yielding very good results. The Boys turned out to be the biggest hit for Prime Video. Last week also saw the debut of the first three episodes of The Wheel of Time. The debut turned out to be a big success - within three days of the premiere, the episodes were viewed tens of millions of times.

In turn, the premiere of The Lord of the Rings TV series is planned for next year. Amazon Prime Video has good coverage of fantasy and superhero genres. Currently, the science fiction category is covered by The Expanse, but its final season will soon debut. So it would be useful to have a new superproduction of this type and an adaptation of Mass Effect would be perfect.

Cinematic adaptations of games are usually not very successful, but there's a chance that TV adaptations will do much better. The animated Arcane, released on Netflix this month, turned out to be one of the most pleasant surprises of the year. Next year, on the other hand, there are two big-budget projects scheduled for release - HBO's The Last of Us and Halo, which is supervised to Paramount.

  1. BioWare - official website
  2. Mass Effect - official website
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