The dysfunctional, wacky adventures in The Umbrella Academy may be coming to an end soon, but that doesn’t mean that its showrunner will be taking things easy. Steve Blackman has been tapped to helm Netflix‘s upcoming series based on PlayStation heavy-hitter Horizon Zero Dawn, which is set to star Aloy as the main character.
The update came by the way of an interview with Tudum, where the man shared a few more thoughts about the show: “Horizon Zero Dawn is an exceptionally well-crafted game with wonderful characters not often seen in the rank-and-file of the gaming world. Guerrilla Games has created an incredibly lush and vivid world of man and machine who find themselves on a collision course to oblivion. Their salvation comes in the form of a young female warrior named Aloy, who has no idea she’s the key to saving the world.
“Suffice it to say, yes, Aloy will be a main character in our story. My writing partner on this, Michelle Lovretta, and I are thrilled to be able to expand this remarkable IP into a series for all types of viewers,” he added. While that may seem like an obvious choice, the game’s rich character roster did put out some other contenders. This also raises the question of whether the other major figures, such as Rost or Sylens, will be making an appearance in the series.
Casting details have yet to be announced, and it’s unclear when it’ll eventually be released. Ashly Burch voiced Aloy in both the original game and its sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, and it’d interesting to see who will be taking over the role on Netflix. Alongside the project, Blackman is also developing another sci-fi show called Orbital.
Horizon Zero Dawn was released in 2017, and is Guerrilla Games’ first title since Killzone in 2004. It follows Aloy, a young hunter in a world overrun by machines, who sets out to uncover her past, only to realise that she holds the key to save humanity from the edge of extinction.