Announced at this year's E3, the streaming website Binge - said to specialize in movies and shows for gamers - revealed it's new project. It's a live-action adaptation of System Shock. The show's plot is to focus mainly on the events connected with the story of the first game, with a few themes from the sequel woven into the main plot.
"“It's been on our list since day one, and it was a big moment for us when we put pen to paper on the deal. Our focus has always been to look at titles that are not only well suited for adaptation, but that hold a special place in gamers’ hearts," said Allan Ungar, Binge's chief content officer, to Forbes.
The executive producers of the screenplay will be Stephen Kick (president of Nightdive Studios; creators of the refreshed versions of System Shock) and Larry Kuperman (Nightdive Studios' commercial director). The series will retain elements of body-horror (a sub-genre designed to evoke anxiety through experimentation with human body), which were an indispensable aspect of Shock System. Nightdive's CEO spoke on the project:
“I’ve always believed that a live-action adaptation of System Shock would be the perfect medium to retell the harrowing story of Citadel Station and its rogue AI, which subjects the crew to unimaginable horror. We're very excited to see Binge bring System Shock to life in horrifyingly real and new ways".
The adaptation should join Binge's offer together with the platform's premiere scheduled for next year. It is worth mentioning that the creators of the service are also planning a live-action series set in the Driver universe. System Shock, in turn, is to receive a remake and a full-fledged third installment. At this point the release date for both is unknown. The only announced platform the sequel is heading to is PC, while the remake is also set to arrive on Xbox One and PS4 - and thus most likely PS5 and Xbox Series X/S as well.