A Plague Tale to Become TV Series

A Plague Tale is coming to TV screens.
A Plague Tale is coming to TV screens. / Photo courtesy of Asobo Studio/Allocine

The critically acclaimed adventure game A Plague Tale: Innocence is being adapted into a television series.

Although American production companies expressed interest in producing the show in the U.S., they were passed over in favor of making the show in France — keeping the production closer to the game's Bordeaux-based developer, Asobo Studio, the French outlet Allocine reports.

A Plague Tale follows two young siblings, Amicia and Hugo de Rune as they try to escape a 14th century Aquitaine ravaged by plague and war.

No news has been released regarding a production schedule or casting. Merlin Productions will produce the show, with A Plague Tale's publisher, Focus Entertainment, to co-produce. French director Mathieu Turi has confirmed he will be involved with the series.

"I'm honored to work on the adaptation as a TV series of [A Plague Tale]. 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!"

Turi previously worked as an additional assistant director on "Inglorious Basterds" and "Lucy", and directed his own feature debut, the horror film "Hostile," in 2017.

A sequel to the original Plague Tale, subtitled Requiem, is expected for release later this year; a release date has yet to be chosen.