Legendary Entertainment has officially announced that it is partnering with Square Enix and d2j Entertainment to develop the episodic video game Life Is Strange into a digital TV series. The announcement was made by SVP of Development and Production for Legendary Digital Studios.
The project is being developed and produced in conjunction with Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons of dj2 Entertainment, who are producing the Sonic the Hedgehog movie for Sony Pictures. Cory Lanier will oversee the project with Siegel.
The story follows photography enthusiast Max Caulfield, a high-school senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price. Soon, the duo find themselves investigating the disappearance of a fellow student, Rachel Amber, and they uncover a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay.
Speaking on the announcement Siegel stated: “Life is Strange is one of those rare properties that combines incredibly developed characters and storylines with deeply engaging gameplay. It lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Square Enix, DONTNOD Entertainment and dj2 to bring the world of Arcadia Bay to life in an exciting new way.”
Jon Brooke of Square Enix added: “We’re proud and excited to be working alongside Legendary to realise a new version of Arcadia Bay and Blackwell Academy complete with our rich cast of realistic, believable characters and memorable events. Now that the first episode of the Life is Strange game is free to download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac and PC, there’s never been a better time to play or to introduce a friend to the beautiful world of Arcadia Bay.”
You can also check out a trailer for the free episode one in the player below.