Mass Effect TV series deal reportedly underway at Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios may soon close a deal for a Mass Effect television series. The company says it's spearheading adaptation efforts following the success of The Wheel of Time and progress on other dramas, which has led to conversations for new IPs.
It sounds like the Mass Effect television series is back on. In a relentless game of will-they-or-won't-they, BioWare and Electronic Arts may be in talks with Amazon Studios to finally adapt the RPG to another medium, according to a new report from Deadline. The project doesn't have the official green light just yet, with Deadline noting Amazon Studios is "nearing a deal."
"You will see us continuing to invest in fantasy genre of all kinds," said Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke, speaking to Deadline. "We have a genre-focused team on the ground in Studios who work tirelessly with our creative partners on those slates, and you can look forward to more."
And that "more" Salke speaks of is apparently Mass Effect. It's not the only work Amazon is trying to secure, either—the interview mentions there are a few hopeful fantasy prospects without going as far to name them.
Fans have spent years wondering if Mass Effect would show up either in theaters on the big screen or in a serialized TV production. Over a decade ago, Legendary and Warner Bros. acquired the rights for a Mass Effect film. While the project did make some progress, it eventually lost its traction and wound up canned in favor of a TV series.
Neither EA nor BioWare have provided any confirmation regarding Salke's interview, but at least for now, we have assurance that the video game series will continue.