Umbrella Academy Director to Adapt PlayStation’s Horizon Netflix Series

Umbrella Academy director Steve Blackman is heading up the Netflix Horizon series based on PlayStation’s Zero Dawn and Forbidden West.

During an interview with Tudum, he confirmed that he’s adapting the popular PlayStation series for Netflix and that Aloy will be the show’s main character.

“Horizon Zero Dawn is an exceptionally well-crafted game with wonderful characters not often seen in the rank-and-file of the gaming world,” he said. “Guerrilla Games has created an incredibly lush and vivid world of man and machine who find themselves on a collision course to oblivion.”

Aloy made her debut in Horizon Zero Dawn back in 2017, with a sequel, Horizon Forbidden West released earlier this year. Throughout it, Aloy grapples with her own past of her while exploring a post-apocalyptic world that’s overrun by machines, leaving humanity on the edge of extinction.

“Their salvation comes in the form of a young female warrior named Aloy, who has no idea she’s the key to saving the world,” Blackman added. “Suffice it to say, yes, Aloy will be a main character in our story,” he revealed. “My writing partner on this, Michelle Lovretta, and I are thrilled to be able to expand this remarkable IP into a series for all types of viewers.”

Sure, Aloy may seem like the obvious choice, but with several rich and varied tribal cultures appearing throughout the series, it wasn’t exactly clear. And let’s face it – a Rost prequel show would have been epic.

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