IGN has learned that Binge and Nightdive Studios are teaming up to produce a live-action series based on LookingGlass’ classic cyberpunk action-adventure game, System Shock. The show is being produced by Allan Ungar, who directed and co-wrote the Uncharted fan film that starred Nathan Fillion and went viral in 2018. System Shock is slated for a 2022 debut on Binge, a gaming entertainment streaming platform.
The live-action System Shock series will be released exclusively on Binge, an all-new streaming platform dedicated to delivering premium entertainment for gamers. Binge’s streaming service will launch in 2022 with a library of original series and shows inspired by popular video games that will stream for free on any internet-connected device.
“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 that subjects the crew to unimaginable horror,” said Stephen Kick, Nightdive’s CEO and Founder. “We’re very excited to see the talented team at Binge bring System Shock to life in horrifyingly real and new ways.”
“System Shock is an iconic franchise adored by gamers for more than two decades and a series that helped redefine what it meant to play an FPS,” said Allan Ungar, Binge’s Chief Content Officer. “We’re excited to do right by the franchise – and the genre – in bringing System Shock to life. Get ready for SHODAN.”
Nightdive’s System Shock remake still hasn’t received a definitive release date, but a demo of the upcoming game is available to download on Steam and other platforms. The game will be priced at $44.99.