Sony’s new TV adaptation of Horizon is officially called Horizon 2074, according to a crew listing for the show that has been published on the Directors Guild of Canada’s official website. Among the people who have been hired to work on the show include first assistant director Jack Boem, whose credits include The Boys, Pacific Rim, and Suicide Squad, and art director Michele Brady, who previously worked on The Expanse, Saw 2, and Designated Survivor. The Horizon 2074 name seems to confirm that the show will be a prequel of sorts, as that is the year around which the Faro Plague decimates all life on Earth and Elizabet Sobeck—the chief architect behind the Zero Dawn project and the woman that Aloy was cloned from—dies after being stranded outside of the GAIA Prime facility, events that take place far before the original game. Previous rumors shared by games journalist Jeff Grubb suggest that some portions of the show will take place during the current timeline of the games, however.
“The show as pitched right now is called Horizon 2074 and it will split its time between the timeline you see in the games and the timeline of when things begin to fall,” Grubb said during a previous Giant Bomb broadcast. “The idea is that this is not a reboot or a remake or sort of a reimagining of the game’s storyline. It will take place parallel and sort of explain other elements that happened in the game.”
In an era where Machines roam the land and mankind is no longer the dominant species, a young hunter named Aloy embarks on a journey to discover her destiny.
In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes. Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin.