Good news, video game fans! Endemol Shine Studios has nabbed the rights to adapt EA’s action-adventure video game Mirror’s Edge as a female-centered action TV series.
Developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts back in 2008, Mirror’s Edge is set in a quasi-futuristic dystopian society where a network of “Runners” act as underground couriers to transmit messages, all the while evading government surveillance.
One such “Runner” is Faith Connors, the game’s main character and heroine. When her sister is framed for murder, the game follows Faith – who’s also a skilled warrior, BTW – as she tries to clear her sister's name, all the while being drawn into a conspiracy that could bring down society itself and involves the powerful organization called The Conglomerate, which rules the City of Glass.
Here's what Saron Hall, president of Endemol Shine Studios, had to say about getting the rights to Mirror's Edge:
“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 worldwide brand that Electronic Arts and EA DICE have done an amazing job establishing.”
Offering a unique first-person gameplay mechanic (just look at the trailer below to see what I mean), the video game was generally a hit with critics and fans alike and has now been semi-rebooted with the upcoming Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. A cross between a reboot and a prequel, the new game relaunches the franchise by exploring Faith's origin story as she attempts to overthrow the Conglomerate. The new game will be released for Xbox One, PS4 and Origin PC on June 7.
Are you looking forward to Mirror’s Edge becoming a new TV series? Who would you like the see in the role of Faith Connors?