According to Deadline, the TV adaptation of “System Shock” will be a series original to streaming service Binge, which focuses on entertainment aimed at those interested in video games. Producing the series are Chief Content Officer of Binge Allan Ungar as well as Stephen Kick and Larry Kuperman from Nightdive Studios — the company that currently owns the rights to the “System Shock” franchise. Additional personnel, like writers or cast members, have yet to be announced.
“System Shock is an iconic franchise adored by gamers for more than two decades and a series that helped redefine what it meant to play an FPS,” Ungar told Deadline. Kick, meanwhile, described the series’ setting — the barren, labyrinthian, Citadel space station — and its villainous rogue AI, SHODAN, as elements he finds ideally suited to recreating in live-action.
The “System Shock” TV series is slated for a release sometime during 2022. Upon its release, the show will be available exclusively through Binge.