Fans of the surprise hit game ‘Little Nightmares’ have more reason to celebrate is it is heading towards the small screen and is being adapted by the Russo Brothers (‘Captain America: Civil War’,’Captain America: Winter Soldier’). If that wasn’t a big enough deal for you, then you should be excited for who will be directing the pilot as Henry Selick of ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas’ fame will be tackling it, and his style gels perfectly with the game’s look and design. The brothers are on board as Executive Producers to develop the series with DJ2 Entertainment’s Dmitri M. Johnson and Stephan Bugaj which is the studio who has adapted ‘Life Is Strange’ and ‘Sonic the Hedgehog.’
This will mark the second show that the Russos are working on as they’ve already committed to ‘Quantum and Woody‘ for Valiant Entertainment as well.
It is unclear how much of the series past the pilot that Selick will direct, but it looks as if he is open to more than the introduction and that he’d be welcomed back as well.
For those unfamiliar with the game, you follow in the footsteps of a 9-year-old girl who is named Six. She is stuck on the Maw, a ship full of terrors and, yes, nightmares. The main themes follow hunger, and what one will do to satisfy that hunger there is a highly suspenseful plot which has Six working to escape the ship from the Janitor, the Twin Chefs, and the Lady.
The game was a lot of fun though I’m not sure how they would keep the focus on for an ongoing series as it would seem to be a hard concept to stretch past a season or two and still maintain the high level of suspense. With the talent involved though I suspect they might be able to do just that.
Are you looking forward to ‘Little Nightmares’ heading to the small screen? What network or streaming services do you feel this show would work best on? How many seasons do you think they could make it before the idea got stale? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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