American McGee's Alice is Getting a TV Adaptation

American McGee's Alice is Getting a TV Adaptation

Matt Lorrigan

American McGee's Alice series is getting its very own TV adaptation, with David Hayter set to write, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Consisting of two games - American McGee's Alice and Alice: Madness Returns - EA's dark fantasy take on the Alice in Wonderland story isn't exactly one of its biggest franchises, but both games received critical acclaim and have built up a cult following in recent years. Radar Pictures has now picked up the TV rights for American McGee's Alice.

David Hayter, the writer of X-Men, X2, and Watchmen, will serve as showrunner for the TV series. Hayter is also well-known to video game fans as the voice of Solid Snake, in pretty much every Metal Gear Solid game before the release of Metal Gear Solid 5.

“American McGee’s Alice and Alice: Madness Returns game series is a ground-breaking reimagining of the classic tale,” says Hayter. “It takes you into the heart of a corrupted Wonderland and throws light into shadowy corners the world has never seen. I am beyond excited to bring this world of madness and wonder to a global audience.”

While EA has published both of the Alice games, they were created by American McGee, best known for his work as a level designer on DOOM and Quake at id Software.

“David Hayter brings imagination, experience, and stealth sneaking skills gained through successful missions in film, TV, and video games – a unique combination sure to make this adventure into Wonderland a successful one for the franchise and the fans. I am excited to be working with him and know the Alice fans will welcome him with mad affection,” said McGee.

McGee announced that he was drawing up a proposal for a third Alice game back in 2017, codenamed ‘Alice: Asylum’. McGee intends to develop and publish the game, while licensing the Alice IP from EA.

  • Well he kept me waiting.
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