You know you’ve done good when your work has made it to the small or big screen. For the folks at ZA/UM, it’s certainly the case, as their critically-acclaimed CRPG Disco Elysium has been greenlighted to be made into a live-action TV series.
Variety reports that the Estonian indie studio, who is based in London, has teamed up with the production company dj2 Entertainment to produce a TV series based on the game. dj2 is headed by Dmitri M. Johnson, who was the co-producer of the commercially-successful Sonic the Hedgehog.
“Disco Elysium is a phenomenal property with an expansive world and unlimited potential,” said Johnson. “The dj2 team is truly thrilled about this extraordinary opportunity to be part of it all.”
For the uninitiated, Disco Elysium is a 2019 video game that follows the story of an an amnesiac detective who’s goal is to crack a murder mystery, while trying to recover his lost memories. The game itself was loosely adapted from the novel Sacred and Terrible Air by Robert Kurvitz, who is the game’s lead designer and CEO of ZA/UM.
Since its release, Disco Elysium has accumulated numerous accolades, as well as sweeping all four of its nominations at The Game Awards 2019, among others.
Aside from Disco Elysium, dj2 is also currently working on live-action TV adaptations of other video games, including the Donnie Yen-led Sleeping Dogs, and Echo with Derek Kolstad (John Wick: Chapter 3) as the writer.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.