We noted last fall that Cyan had started developing a Myst TV series with Legendary Television. Yesterday this jumped forwards a notch:
- Hulu Lands 'Myst' Drama From Legendary TV (Deadline)
- After decades of efforts, Myst TV live-action show to debut on Hulu (VentureBeat)
- (confirmed by Cyan's Twitter account, with a cute photo of the Cyan and Hulu people yanking the big Riven lever)
The show is not yet greenlit. The deal seems to be that Hulu looks over the script, and if they like it, they'll start production on a season of TV (not just a pilot episode). The script is by Evan Daugherty, who is best known for the screenplays of Divergent and Snow White and the Huntsman.
(I've said snarky things about SWatH, but it was memorable and visually striking, at least...)
The producer will be Matt Tolmach; executive producers will include Larry Shapiro as well as Cyan's Rand Miller and Blake Lewin.
We still don't know anything about the script itself. The Deadline article says "It will explore the origins of the island of Myst from the game where a man wakes up on a mystery island..." But it's not clear if that represents any sourced information or if the journalist is just googling.
As a footnote: don't read the comments. I was half-amused, half-disgusted to find that there's a television equivalent of the "what about Android?" guy. It's the "what about Netflix?" guy. Since these articles are about games and TV, both species show up.
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