Book adaptations for the small or big screen are all the rage for years now but it’s time that video games were considered a valuable original source, too. Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, among others, are racing each other in a bid to offer viewers the best possible live-action or animation takes on their beloved games. Here are the hottest video game TV shows you’ll want to watch.
Resident Evil | Netflix
This one is confirmed and on its way to us this summer. On July 14th, in fact, we’ll see Lance Reddick as Albert Wesker along with his two daughters, Billie and Jade. Two timelines will be approached by the writers and producers as we hope we won’t get too much of a headache.
More about it, here.
The Last of Us | HBO Max
The Last of Us is a definite yes as the main cast has already been approved and communicated. None other than Pedro Pascal, or as most of us know him – Mando – will play Joel while Bella Ramsey will star as Ellie.
The show will be streamed on HBO Max and it’s said that two actors from the game will be featured as well with one of them being Merle Dandridge.
God of War | Amazon
I’d love to say God of War is another confirmed title but alas it is not.
What we do know is that Amazon is in negotiations with PlayStation Studios and Sony to make it happen. If all goes well, then The Expanse creators and executive producers, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, will be at its helm.
Tomb Raider Anime | Netflix
Why illustrate a Tomb Raider anime with a Castlevania picture? Because the same studio that produced Castlevania will take care of this animation, on Netflix of course.
Another reason of excitement? Hayley Atwell, who played Peggy Carter in the MCU, will voice Lara.
Knuckles Spin-off | Paramount Plus
If you loved the first live-action movie about Sonic and its sequel featuring Knuckles, you’ll definitely want to watch this spin-off from Sega and Paramount. Idris Elba will be voicing Knuckles again.
The series will show up on Paramount Plus as well as a third movie the studios are putting together.
Halo | Paramount Plus
Speaking of Paramount Plus, I’d make a huge mistake not mentioning Halo. The series has already landed on the streaming platform for eight episodes of one hour each.
Pokemon Live-Action Series | Netflix
If Pokemon lands as a live-action series, it will be on Netflix. Not much more is known about the series with the exception, perhaps, of its writer and producer – Lucifer’s Joe Henderson.
Splinter Cell | Netflix
Splinter Cell should be available to stream next year. All we know now is that Sam Fisher will be the main star and the story will follow the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell game franchise. A total of eight episodes of half hour each will be available to watch.
Fallout | Amazon
Fallout is basically confirmed as a live-action series on Amazon. It’s rumored that Walter Goggins will be in as Ghoul and Jonathan Nolan will direct the first Fallout episode.
More about the TV series, here.
Cyberpunk Edgerunners | Netflix
Let’s hope people won’t be as divided about this Cyberpunk series as they were about Cyberpunk 2077.
There’s not much we can say about it yet other than that it will be an anime, not a live-action TV show, and Netflix will be hosting it.
Assassin’s Creed | Netflix
Assassin’s Creed will be turned into a TV show on Netflix, of course.
What’s interesting is that the team behind the Vikings: Valhalla series screenplay will be taking up this project. Does that mean the story will focus on the events from Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla? Time will tell. Mass Effect on Amazon, no idea when/
Mass Effect | Amazon
Finally, Mass Effect. Unlike other games in this list, this is a definite “maybe”. On Amazon, yet again. Not much else is known at this moment but stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated.