As a follow up on the discussion of the upcoming Netflix series based on Castlevania, and the hope that while the history of video game based movies is fraught with peril the adaption process to TV might yield more fruit. With that in mind here are 3 shows I would be interested in seeing. As a challenge I was not allowed to choose something that has been adapted already with a mainstream release and could not be too similar to something already on TV (example any zombie game given the existence of The Walking Dead).
1. Metal Gear - The series is too quirky to make into a movie, but a series that shows several missions and the strange interactions between the recurring characters could be quite enjoyable. Snake can go on various missions for episodic adventures and there could be an over arching villain or threat for each season.
2. Fatal Frame - While this horror series could also be adapted as a movie, it would translate even better into a TV show. In the game besides the grand mystery of what happened to your family member/friend who went missing there is a progressive reveal of the past of various ghosts and when you uncover their secrets you can release them from haunting this mortal world. A show that had someone encountering haunted locales and trying to delve into all its mysteries could be a wild new take on the murder mystery. In addition, the claustrophobic nature of the camera view finder would be terrifying.
3. A Boy and his Blob - A family friendly show about a boy and his alien blob friend who came to earth to get some help in an intergalactic crisis. A light hearted MacGyver of a boy solves problems by having the blob take various forms to overcome obstacles and eventually has to travel to Blobolonia to save the planet. Add some Goonie-esque friends and you got the hottest show for 8 year olds.
Do you have a game that is begging for a long form episodic adaptation? Hit us up in the comments.