5 Video Games That Should Be Made Into TV Shows
With Netflix’s latest announcement of the upcoming animated Castlevania series for 2017 helmed by producer Adi Shankar and Adventure Times’ Frederator Studios, we’re taking a look at five popular video games we would like to see get the television treatment.
The Elder Scrolls
It is surprising no network or streaming service has tackled an Elder Scrolls adaptation following the massive success of its 2011—and 2016 remastered re-release—The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Besides having a huge fan base, the series introduces the sprawling realm of Tamriel in more recent games Morrowind, Oblivion and Skyrim, offering one of the largest open-world experiences in gaming.
Why would this series make great TV? Well, it very well could be the next Game of Thrones featuring epic battles, fire breathing dragons, dangerous dungeon diving and a massive cast of characters who have been voiced from actors ranging from Sean Bean to Patrick Steward.
The Fallout series has a rich and complicated backstory that takes a look into the future of America set in the 22nd and 23rd centuries. The twist? This alternative world diverges from our actual time line after World War II. In Fallout, a massive nuclear attack catapults our world into a harsh, 1950s-like land where mutants and rouge machines run rampant.
The Dragon Age series (Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II and Dragon Age: Inquisition) have complex, captivating and heartbreaking storylines with extremely well-developed characters living in the land of Thedas. Humans, Elves, Dwarves and Qunari (think half human, half bull) fight against demons, giant rifts in the sky and, of course, dragons.
Like Elder Scrolls, Dragon Age could fall in line as the next Game of Thrones because of it’s multi-layered characters and political intrigue that would make for some juicy television drama.
The Witcher series, with its latest installment The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, follows the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher. In Wild Hunt we follow Geralt as he races against the clock when his ward Ciri, a child of prophecy, goes on the run from the Wild Hunt.
Think Taken, but add a slew of monsters, like werewolves, gargoyles, ice trolls and cyclopes, to the mix.
Considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time, Bioshock takes us back to the 1960s in the underwater city of Rapture, a utopia where the discovery of genetic material (created by sea slugs) grants its people super-human powers, like telekinesis, and contact with the surface world is forbidden.
We wonder if TV is ready to tackle a show set mostly underwater. We hope so.
Do you have any favorite video games you’re hoping will be made for television? Comment below!