A Plague Tale will offer a serial adaptation, 100% made in France. Here’s everything we know so far.
In the French video game sector, we have been witnessing the creation of more and more nuggets, independent or AAA, in recent years. Among them are the very recent death loop and Road 96who dominated the 2022 Pegasus, but also Life Is Strange, Dead Cells or A Plague Tale, to only cite a few. If you liked this last game, the studio has great news for you.
A Plague Tale: Innocence will be adapted in series and we have some details to put in our mouths. Developed by Asoso Studio, based in Bordeaux, the game caused a stir when it was released in 2019, which immerses us in the heart of the Middle Ages, while Amicia and her brother try to escape the Inquisition. Easier said than done, especially when little Hugo has strange powers, linked to the blood of his ancestors but also to the black plague that is ravaging the country.
An adaptation between action and horror?
These adventures, if they captivated us from start to finish, they also made us increase the pressure as the gameplay but also the universe of the game played on a particularly sensitive chord: fear. Which is why the director’s choice for this adaptation project seems more than fitting. Ecran Total, which has exclusive rights to the information, specifies that it is Mathieu Turi who will take on the role of director and screenwriter.
In fact, he has hardly ever worked on television series, but he has experience in the field of feature films with two films to his credit: Hostile and Meander, released in 2017 and 2020 respectively. We therefore understand that the series A Plague Tale will borrow heavily from the realm of horror, without dropping its narrative. Focus Entertainment, the publisher of the title, will be present as a co-producer to ensure this point.
For the moment, no release date, nor even names for the cast or plot have been revealed. We suspect that the project is still in its infancy. We also don’t know which channel will be chosen for the broadcast, but for the moment no American name has been mentioned, so we should have a 100% local production.
A Plague Tale Requiem is coming this year
As for the video game franchise, it is worth remembering that we are expecting the second installment of the franchise this year. It is A Plague Tale: Requiem, and it was announced less than a year ago, during the Xbox and Bethesda conference at E3 2021. As of today, the title still does not have a specific release date, but it is expected for the next few months. The latest trailer dates from the Game Awards and showed us its gameplay.
We therefore know that we will find Amicia and Hugo, in a France still in the grip of the black plague. Between the sacrifices, the survival instinct and the protection of her brother, the young heroine faces choices which, once again, promise to be particularly intense.