The mythical saga of driving arcade Driver from Ubisoft will hit the small screen in the form of live action series hand in hand with the Australian streming platform Binge. This has been announced by the medium Deadline, ensuring that it is the first of a series of adaptations of different video games which aims to bring video game fans closer to the television series format.
Driver makes the leap to the small screen
At the moment there is no more confirmed data beyond the announcement of the production, which intends to transfer action and arcade driving from the different installments of the Driver franchise to the small screen in series form live action. Nor has a possible international distribution been announced beyond Australia, although Binge has agreements with other distributors such as Fox, Warner or Universal, which would facilitate a possible broadcast in other territories such as Europe or America.
Remember that Driver was born in 1999 for the first PlayStation, becoming one of the benchmarks of arcade driving in the late 90s and early 2000s. In the game we controlled John Tanner, an undercover cop and former professional driver who had to enter a mafia network without being detected. In the game we drove at full speed in frantic urban chases, in the purest style of chase movies from the 70s like Bullit O Driver.
Years later, a multitude of sequels would arrive in different systems, such as Driver 3, Driver: Parallel Lines, Driver 76 O Driver: San Francisco, including a remake for mobile, among the most prominent, although none of them achieved the success and quality standards of the original delivery. We will still have to wait to know new details of this new television adaptation of the world of video games.
Source | Deadline