It has been revealed that Cyan Worlds and Legendary Entertainment have come to a deal to create a TV series based on the classic PC adventure game Myst.
Few details are known at this point, including whether or not the series will actually air on TV or through a digital platform like Netflix. However, Legendary Entertainment does see potential for expansion of the franchise, including the possibility of a new game based on the show.
The original Myst was released in 1993, and it quickly became the best-selling PC game of all-time. It broke the conventions of traditional point-and-click adventure games by focusing on a streamlined interface and mechanical puzzles. It was followed by four sequels and an MMO, as well as a trio of novels. A recent remake, realMyst: Masterpiece Edition, was released earlier this year for digital services including Steam and GOG.com.
The game’s original creators, brothers Rand Miller and Robyn Miller, will apparently be involved in the series as creative consultants, but are also busy developing their own entirely original adventure game, Obduction, which was Kickstarted last year.
A previous attempt at creating a feature film based on Myst was unsuccessful.