Developer Asobo Studios’ A Plague Tale Innocence proved one of 2019’s surprise hits, with its commercial success paving the way for a more ambitious upcoming sequel called Requiem. But the franchise is expanding beyond a second game; today, French website Allocine (via Eurogamer) has reported that A Plague Tale is the latest video game IP set to receive a TV series adaptation.
Details on the show’s story and cast remain thin so far, except the confirmation that it will draw on local French talent. We do also know that French director Mathieu Turi (who worked as assistant director on Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds) is involved in its production. He said in a Tweet:
“It’s official! I’m honored to work on the adaptation as a TV series of A Plague Tale,” Turi wrote. “Thank you to Asobo Studio and Focus Entertainment for their trust. I can’t wait to bring Amicia and Hugo’s journey to the screen!”
👱♀️🧒🔥🐀 It’s official! I’m honored to work on the adaptation as a TV series of @APlagueTale. Thank you to @AsoboStudio and @Focus_entmt for their trust. I can’t wait to bring Amicia and Hugo’s journey to the screen! https://t.co/93Ct3FuCp2 #APlagueTale #Mediawan #MerlinProd
— Mathieu Turi (@MathieuTURI) March 17, 2022
If you’re not up to speed with A Plague Tale: Innocence, it is a linear, cinematic stealth-action game that tells the story of siblings Amicia and Hugo de Rune as they escape war and disease in 14th century France.
Twinfinite reviewed the game when it was released in 2019 and was thoroughly impressed, scoring it 4/5 and concluding:
“A Plague Tale: Innocence is a late-generation gem that shouldn’t be missed by anyone with even a passing interest.“