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Amazon Nearing Deal for Mass Effect TV Series

Amazon Studios are reportedly nearing a deal to produce a Mass Effect TV series; spurred by the success of other fantasy adaptions.

Deadline report that Amazon Prime Videos’ Wheel of Time has become their most watched series premiere of the year; and one of their top 5 series launches of all time. There were “tens and tens of millions of streams” in the first three days of the series being available, and the first three episodes had the highest completion rates ton Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video are also reportedly doing well with adaptions in general. Along with Wheel of Time (a series of fantasy novels), other recent adaptions include The Boys (a comic book series), and the upcoming The Lord of the Rings TV series. One of these future adaptions will include a Mass Effect TV series, and that Amazon Studios are nearing a deal to develop it.

 

“You will see us continuing to invest in fantasy genre of all kinds,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke told 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.”

In February of this year, Henry Cavill (Geralt in the live-action The Witcher TV series) posted a seemingly harmless image to Instagram. However, GamePressure noted the script in his hand was what seemed to be the Wikipedia page for Mass Effect 3. Was Cavill cast as a character even back in February, before the deal was finalized?

In earlier news, Mass Effect Legendary Edition will reportedly be coming to Xbox Game Pass, according to Xbox’ own Polish website. Making the original trilogy more widely available would be fitting around the time of a new TV series; as both would help advertise the other.

We will keep you informed as we learn more.

 

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Ryan Pearson

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Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.




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