After The Witcher and the upcoming Cyberpunk anime, Netflix is set to make an adaptation of another game property—Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn. We’ve yet to get an update officially, but a new rumor suggests that the series could be shooting sooner than expected.
As reported by The Ronin, Netflix’s Horizon series is looking to start shooting in Toronto this August with the intention to wrap shooting sometime around March 2023. Of course, nothing official has been confirmed yet, but it’s really the only update we have. We don’t even have news of a showrunner or even actors from the series.
If you haven’t immersed yourself in the Horizon games yet, the series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where robotic animals roam the wastelands, and humans have devolved into primitive tribes. The lead character, Aloy, has a mysterious connection to the past, and she has been tasked with unravelling the secrets of the old ones and learn how the world ended up this way.
Though we should expect the series to focus on Aloy herself, I think the series has the potential to be about someone entirely new—just like the VR spinoff of Horizon, Call of the Mountain. The world is admittedly pretty expansive, and there’s room for more than just one hero in the world of Horizon. Who knows, maybe Aloy can even show up down the line?
Of course, I am just pitching. Adaptations of the stories of games don’t usually turn out well, but that shouldn’t stop Netflix from trying. I’m just hoping they come up with a more creative approach than the straight-up adaptation.
No release date has been set for Netflix’s Horizon series, but you can catch the latest game, Horizon Forbidden West now available for PlayStation 4|5.