It seems that A Plague Tale is getting set to bring its grim nightmare to a whole new medium, as the Team Asobo stealth adventure is to be adapted as a live-action TV series at some point in the future.
Details about the new production are incredibly thin on the ground, with the news first reported by French outlet Allocine, before being later confirmed by the new show’s director, Mathieu Turi. Turi already knows his way around a grisly encounter or two, having previously worked on horror films Hostile (2017) and Meander (2020), while also directing episodes of the Rosemary’s Baby TV series.
“I’m honored to work on the adaptation as a TV series of A Plague Tale,” wrote Turi on Twitter. “Thank you to Asobo Studio and Focus Entertainment for their trust. I can’t wait to bring Amicia and Hugo’s journey to the screen!”
It is believed that the new A Plague Tale adaptation, much like its video game source origins, will see the displaced De Rune children pick their way through 14th century France, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of both The Inquisition and a terrifying army of black rats that has enveloped the countryside. It’s no secret among Destructoid readers that I’m a big fan of said game and I’m very much looking forward to seeing its period gothic story of loss and survival played out in televisual form.
A Plague Tale: Innocence is available now on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox Platforms. Sequel A Plague Tale: Requiem is currently in development for PS5, PC, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch (via cloud).
?♀️??? It’s official! I’m honored to work on the adaptation as a TV series of @APlagueTale. Thank you to @AsoboStudio and @Focus_entmt for their trust. I can’t wait to bring Amicia and Hugo’s journey to the screen! https://t.co/93Ct3FuCp2 #APlagueTale #Mediawan #MerlinProd
— Mathieu Turi (@MathieuTURI) March 17, 2022