Hulu picks up high-concept TV series based on 1990's video game Myst

A TV series based on the hit 1990s mystery videogame Myst has been in development since last year, and now the project has finally found a home.

Deadline reports Hulu has picked up Myst with a script-to-series commitment, from a creative team comprised of Matt Tolmach (Amazing Spider-Man) and Evan Daugherty (Divergent). The series will reportedly blend fantasy and science fiction while exploring the original of the mysterious namesake island. Daugherty penned the pilot.

Like the game, the series will follow a man who wakes up on a mysterious island with no knowledge of who he is or how he got there. No word on how many episodes they’re aiming for, but considering the concept, we’d imagine a miniseries-size order is the most likely option.

The project was apparently shopped around several places, garnering a fair bit of interest before Hulu snagged the rights. The click-based game was a monster hit in the early 1990s, selling millions of copies and spanning several (incrementally worse) sequels. 

For Hulu, this marks the second major series order in the sci-fi genre. The service already has 11/22/63, based on Stephen King’s novel of he same name, in development from J.J. Abrams. That project was also a hot property, and could’ve easily landed at Netflix or a major network. 

Do you think Myst can make a successful transition from vintage videogame to TV?

(Via Deadline)

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