'Disco Elysium' to be turned into a TV series

  • 'Disco Elysium' to be turned into a TV series

'Disco Elysium' to be turned into a TV series

Variety has reported that dj2 Entertainment has sealed a deal with developers ZA/UM to expand Disco Elysium into "other media and new audiences".

ZA/UM has signed on with dj2 Entertainment to create the series, according to a report by Variety, and like the game, the Disco Elysium TV series will be set in the universe of "A Secred, Terrible Air" by novelist Robert Kurvitz.

Disco Elysium was first released on PC last October to widespread acclaim. The player wakes up with no memory and is immediately tasked with solving a murder that leads him through different political factions and plotlines.

"Disco Elysium is a phenomenal property with an expansive world and unlimited potential", DJ2 CEO and founder Dmitri M. Johnson said. The company is executive producing several television series now in development and is producing live-action adaptations of the video games "Sleeping Dogs" with Donnie Yen and "Echo" with F. Gary Gray's Fenix Studios and Derek Kolstad writing. Most RPGs are very combat-centric, but as Andy noted in his review, Disco Elysium "has a lot in common with visual novels and point-and-click adventures, with dense, branching dialogue and the ability to intimidate, charm, or bullshit your way out of tricky situations via several novels' worth of brilliantly unusual, vibrant dialogue". Nevertheless, I'm certainly intrigued - Disco Elysium is one of the best things I played past year, and it'll be fascinating to see how it adapts its famous internal monologue to a new format.

Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.