Deadline is reporting that Amazon is nearing a deal to create a Mass Effect television series.
“You will see us continuing to invest in fantasy genre of all kinds,” said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke to Deadline. “We have a genre-focused team on the ground in Studios who work tirelessly with our creative partners on those slates, and you can look forward to more.”
The studio recently debuted their anticipated series based on the Wheel of Time novels. A show based on Lord of the Rings is set to debut in 2022. The Boys, which has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike, debuted in 2019. Its third season finished filming back in September. Mass Effect would be one of several adapted franchises that Amazon has developed.
This is not the first time a studio has tried to bring the franchise to a different medium. A movie was announced back in 2010, but never got made. The reason? Time constraints of telling a Mass Effect worthy story in 90-120 minutes.
Last time I checked, a TV series has the ability to run longer than said 90-120 minutes, so maybe the small screen is the way to go for the popular Bioware/EA franchise.
It’s important to know that while Amazon confirmed that they’re in the works to secure the rights, nothing is official as of just yet.
If and when an official announcement is made regarding a Mass Effect television series, we’ll let you know.