Endemol Shine Studios has acquired screen rights to the action-adventure video game property “Mirror’s Edge” with plans to adapt it as a female-centered action series for television.
EA DICE and Electronic Arts are being the project which is set in a quasi-futuristic dystopian society in which a network of free runners act as couriers to transmit messages while evading government surveillance.
The game’s main character and heroine is Faith, a runner whose sister is framed for murder. The narrative follows her as she is drawn into the fight against the ruling Conglomerate and becomes enveloped in a conspiracy that could bring down society itself.
The game was introduced in 2007 and gets a sequel/reboot entitled “Mirror’s Edge Catalyst” which hits stores on June 7th.
Sharon Hall, President of Endemol Shine Studios says: “We clearly see Mirror’s Edge as a franchise for the global TV audience. It has a strong female protagonist, a wildly rabid fan base and a worldwide brand that Electronic Arts and EA DICE have done an amazing job establishing.”