A few early details have emerged about Netflix’s upcoming TV series adaptation of the PlayStation franchise “Horizon: Zero Dawn”.
Speaking with Tudum, “The Umbrella Academy” creator Steve Blackman spoke a little about the “Horizon” series which he’s also set to executive produce alongside a series called “Orbital” set on the International Space Station.
“Horizon: Zero Dawn” follows Aloy, a young outcast who sets out to unravel the mysteries behind her robot dinosaur-filled, post-apocalyptic world. Asked about the differences between the two works, Blackman tells Games Radar:
“Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital are, on the surface, very different shows from each other and from The Umbrella Academy. One takes place a thousand years in the future, in a world completely remade by massive machines. The other is set near present-day on a space station.
From a character and world-building perspective, there’s a clear throughline: I gravitate to characters who are grounded and relatable but exist on the fringe. Outliers who struggle to find their place in a world of conformity and structure. All my stories strive to subvert expectation and find a new way of looking into the worlds we think we know.”
Blackman then confirmed the series’ main protagonist Aloy would be in the series:
“Suffice it to say, yes, Aloy will be a main character in our story. My writing partner on this, Michelle Lovretta, and I are thrilled to be able to expand this remarkable IP into a series for all types of viewers.”
He says that If the series gains the success of “The Umbrella Academy,” he’d be very happy. He also says they hope to push the envelope even more with this show as the production will use “the newest technologies available to bring these projects to screen.”
No production date has yet been revealed for the “Horizon” series.