Myst TV tidbit: A writer signs on

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Tagged: delve films, tv, village roadshow, cyan, myst

Here's the first sign of real progress since last June, when Cyan announced their new TV partnership with Village Roadshow.

The television adaptation of classic video game Myst has moved forward a level after X-Men: First Class writer Ashley Edward Miller signed on to the Village Roadshow Entertainment Group project. [...] Miller, who has also written and produced series including Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Black Sails and Lore, will write the pilot and showrun the adaptation.

-- Deadline, April 15

That's the entire story. To be clear, there is still no show in production. Writing a script is easy. Cyan has already written several.

Getting a TV-famous person on board to write your script, with the intent of being a showrunner, is more exciting, but there's nothing yet to showrun. It's still all just good intentions.

(I feel like I have to say this because Myst fans can be really enthusiastic about scraps of news. I try to be the voice of reality. Sorry folks.)

For what it's worth, I thought the Terminator TV show was terrific. I wish it had lasted more than two seasons. If the writer does half as well with the Myst franchise, this take on the saga will be worthwhile.