In a move few could have predicted, Endemol Shine Studios have gone and acquired the rights to adapt EA’s Mirror’s Edge to the small screen- according to Deadline.
Studio president, Sharon Hall, has the following to say on the announcement: “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 world wide brand that Electronic Arts and EA DICE have done an amazing job establishing”.
Endemol is a Dutch-based company primarily known for producing reality shows like Big Brother and MasterChef. Mirror’s Edge is a first-person parkour game published by EA and set in a dystopic cyberpunk future. These are two vastly different entities and I don’t understand.
Still! Let’s not prematurely pooh-pooh the idea entirely, Quantum Break pulled off scripted live action segments amidst the game part of the game. Moreover, television in general doesn’t- I think- have a long and storied history of bad video game adaptions (
The really important take-away from this shocking news is that Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, the prequel to the original 2008 game, is coming out soon. Officially, June 7 (NA) or June 9 (EU) for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Although, if you are an Origin or EA Access member you can preview the game for a limited time (six hours) starting June 2.