Bottom line: A live adaptation of System Shock has been greenlit and will be provided by Nightdive Studios. With any luck, the System Shock live-action series won’t get in the way of the same problems that plagued the remake of the original game.
Deadline reports that Nightdive’s Stephen Kick and Larry Cooperman will executive produce the series. It will be streamed exclusively on Bingeis a game-focused streaming platform to launch next year. The producer will be Allan Ungar, Chief Content Manager at Binge.
Kick said he has always believed that a real-time adaptation of System Shock would be the perfect vehicle for retelling the story of Citadel Station and its rogue AI that exposes the crew to unimaginable horror. “We’re thrilled to see the talented team at Binge bring System Shock to life in horrifyingly real and new ways,” Kik added.
The System Shock series will be part of the original Binge content, which also includes a real-time adaptation of the driver from developer Ubisoft. Binge plans to launch sometime in 2022 as a free streaming platform.
Nightdive first debuted the project back in 2015 and has raised over $ 1.35 million through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The commissioning was originally scheduled for December 2017, but in 2018 we learned that the project had been put on hold because its scale had grown too large.
Development continued when it took the team some time to regroup and in 2020 we got a new demo to try it out. Another demo came out earlier this year ahead of the promised summer launch, but it’s fall now and we still don’t have the game. It is marked as “soon” on Steam…