Hit Video Game 'Disco Elysium' Receiving TV Series Adaptation

Production company dj2 Entertainment, which co-produced the recent Sonic the Hedgehog adaptation, has announced it's secured the rights for a television series based on ZA/UM's Disco Elysium.

The announcement does not come with any attached writers or distribution studios, meaning the project still has a long way to go before it hits the small screen. 

The 2019 game, which racked up prize after prize during last year's award season, tells the story of a drunken detective stumbling through a murder mystery that threatens to set a small town ablaze in a fictional universe inspired by Robert Kurvitz’s 2013 novel Sacred and Terrible Air.

It's been widely praised for its use of text and irreverent humor to stand out in the narrative storytelling space. 

For its part, dj2 has been creeping around the world of video game adaptations for a few years. It's secured the rights to adapt games ranging from Skulls of the Shogun to Dontnod's Life is Strange and Vampyr. 

If adapted, the show would feature 100% more "sorry cops" than real police do, as they have lately committed to showing how not sorry they generally are.

Disco Elysium is out on PC via Steam and will soon be released on Nintendo Switch.


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