Myst may get a TV series

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Myst may get a television adaptation, if you can believe it. According to Deadline, Village Roadshow has recruited X-Men: First Class writer Ashley Edward Miller to write a pilot episode and showrun the project.

According to the report, Village Roadshow intends to expand on the game's readymade "mythology," which is just about the most interesting thing about Myst — a TV series about exploring mysterious interconnected island worlds could be very engrossing indeed. Apparently the studio wants to develop "a multi-platform universe that includes film, scripted and unscripted television content." 

In case you missed the 1990s, Myst was astonishingly popular: it released two months earlier than Doom, but the shooter couldn't quite topple Myst's commercial dominance. By the standards of 1993 the graphics were impressive, and served as a big unit shifter for CD-ROM drives. Fingers crossed the adaptation has a vaporwave soundtrack.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.