There have been rumors about a Mass Effect TV series for a while now. We recently reported that Henry Cavill may be voicing a character in the next edition of the game. It seems now that Amazon is in talks to make a TV series out of the sci-fi adventure games.
According to the figures, Amazon’s new show Wheel Of Time has done very well and it seems they want to carry this forward. The Lord of the Rings series is still in production and now they want a crack at sci-fi with Mass Effect.
All we know at the moment is a report in Deadline :
“Amazon Studios is nearing a deal to develop a series based on the best-selling sci-fi video game franchise from Electronic Arts.”
Pretty thin. Nothing is set in stone just yet and talk about a movie or TV series based on Mass Effect has been going around for the past 19 years or so, but it does seem like Amazon may seal the deal. They have the deep pockets.
The original Mass Effect game, developed by Bioware, has had four games so far with another one in the works. In the game, you play Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier, as he battles against a highly advanced race called the Reapers.
The stories for the game have always been very good and immersive. Will this translate to a TV series? Game-to-movie conversions don’t work so well.