When I’m not reading and writing, I’m playing video games. Fantasy roleplay games are my favorite – as with my books and television shows, I love the chance to explore huge fantasy worlds, to see all the nuanced worldbuilding.
So the announcement on Deadline that Hulu landed a drama series based on the 1990s video game “Myst” has sent me into a happy dance.
The video game “Myst” follows a man who wakes up on an island with no idea of where he is or how he got there. It spawned a huge franchise and dominated the PC gaming charts in the 1990s, until the “Sims” franchise took over. (“Sims,” however, would make an awfully boring television show.)
The show will focus on the origins of the island. “Divergent” writer Even Daughterty will write the entire series, and rumor has it that, so long as Hulu approves the first script, an entire series will be ordered. Legendary Television’s Matt Tolmach will produce.
I’m so, so curious to see how this adaption might work – and so, so excited to see if Hulu will pick it up and make a full series from it. I know I’d watch it.
Would you watch a TV backstory to “Myst”? Sound off in the comments below!