You can expect a whole lot more wall-running on the small screen, as EA inks a deal to produce a science-fiction television series based on the Mirror’s Edge franchise. While some networks and production companies are shying away from strong female characters, it seems Endemol Shine Studios have faith in Faith.
Sharon Hall, President of Endemol Shine Studios explains:
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.
The news comes from Deadline, which is scant on details. The storyline listed is that of the game – Faith’s sister has been framed for murder, meaning the runner “and skilled warrior” is drawn into a fight against the Conglomerate, and must explore a conspiracy “that could bring down society itself”. We’re not sure how much of this storyline will be carried over, however.
In case the studio sounds familiar, while Endemol Shine Studios focusses on scripted shows, it’s a branch of the same production company that has brought us reality tv hits like MasterChef and The Biggest Loser.
Even though this project can’t possibly be as good as we want it to be, there’s no guarantee it’ll be picked up by a network. Still, fingers crossed!
In the meantime, you can play Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, when it launches for PC, PS4 and Xbox One from June 7 – and maybe think about who should play Faith!