By Bryan Smith on July 27, 2016 at 4:16pm
Speaking with IGN, "Life Is Strange" co-creator Michel Koch revealed that Legendary Entertainment and Square Enix are teaming up to create a "Life Is Strange" live-action TV series.
As to what exactly the TV series will be isn't quite clear yet. Koch has said that the pre-existing characters will appear, yet will have "a new version of Arcadia Bay and Blackwell Academy complete with our rich cast of realistic, believable characters and memorable events." Seeing how the game is dictated by player choices, where the series will go will have to be seen.
Unfortunately since it's really the beginning of the creative process, we cannot really say anything for sure. There are tonnes of possibilities that are being questioned right now [...] We need to see what kind of angle [Legendary] want[s] to tell. I think it was important for us in Life Is Strange that we were dealing with this teenage drama story, but at its heart it was much darker.
We've seen with a lot of recent TV shows that TV is not only for entertainment but can bring much more deeper, darker meaning to the stories. I think there's a space for going in that direction, but it can also really work - depending on the angle, the characters and the part of the story - to go much softer and cheerier.
Additionally, the developer who made "Life Is Strange," Dontnod, will be involved. How involved is another question of itself.
We don't know how much we will be involved in this, but we know that there's enough material from the characters, the universe, the visuals, the references anyway to build something new and interesting. I think it's really exciting to see what other creators will be able to bring into this.
We don't think the TV show will have any impact on what we're doing [sequel for Life Is Strange], or what we're planning. But we cannot really talk more about that.
When the series is set to air isn't known or where it'll be held (a likely Netflix run would be a good guess).