Popular Playstation game Horizon Zero Dawn will be coming to Netflix as a standalone TV series, and Steve Blackman has signed on to be the showrunner.
Horizon Zero Dawn is an awesome game. I’ve completed the game a few times, as well as the DLC Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds. I’m currently addicted to playing the sequel Horizon Forbidden West.
Under the multi-year pact, Blackman will write and produce new series and other projects for Netflix under his newly launched Irish Cowboy production banner once the fourth and final series of The Umbrella Academy has wrapped.
Horizon Zero Dawn Synopsis
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic United States, between the states of Colorado, Wyoming and Utah, in the 31st century.
Humans live in scattered, primitive tribes with varying levels of technological development. Often bastardizing ancient (yet highly advanced) tech with the basic capabilities of the world they currently live – literally wood and rope.
Large robotic creatures, simply known as machines, now dominate the Earth. The machines resemble real life creatures such as deer, horses, giraffes and crocodiles etc. But there are also a prehistoric variety like Pterodactyls, Velociraptors and even a T-Rex.
For the most part, they peacefully coexist with humans, who occasionally hunt them for parts. However, a phenomenon known as the Derangement has caused machines to become more aggressive towards humans.
The protagonist Aloy, is on a mission to discover her mysterious past that leads her to uncover the reason for the change in machine behavior, as well as the downfall of her advanced predecessors simply known as the Old Ones.
Yeah OK, it’s not called that (yet) but as every franchise now has “verse” attached to the end of its name, I’m just getting ahead of the curve.
As well as Horizon Zero Dawn there are numerous other games adaptations ready to watch or in the pipeline. We’ve recently had the two Sonic movies (Drunken Yoda’s all time favorites). And let’s not forget Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg’s Uncharted.
The Last of Us is set to premiere next year, and a Gran Turismo movie is scheduled for August 2023. We are also getting Twisted Metal, God of War and Ghost of Tsushima. The latter two I have also played and I’m extremely excited for.
If the studios can stay true to the source material we have some potentially excellent shows coming over the last couple of years.
If you don’t know much about Horizon Zero Dawn, here’s the trailer from the game from 2016.