A Plague Tale will be adapted into a television series

Prepare for a rat infestation in your living room, as Asobo Studio's adventure game A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting a television adaptation. While nothing is known about the show at this time, it will be set in Medieval France, as in the game. To maintain the originality of the adaption, the show will also feature French talent.


Eurogamer broke the story of this adaptation. The possibility of adapting the game through American production companies, they claim, was promptly rebuffed. Instead, the show will stay true to its roots in Bordeaux, where the game's developer is located.

While no production dates or casting have been disclosed, French director Mathieu Turi has expressed interest in directing the series. The director, who worked as an associate director on Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, announced the news on Twitter. "It's official!" exclaims the narrator. ", he wrote earlier this week in a post. "It's a privilege to work on A Plague Tale's adaptation as a TV series." Thank you for putting your faith in Asobo Studio and Focus Entertainment. I'm so excited to bring Amicia and Hugo's story to life on screen! ”.


A Plague Tale: Innocence was first released as a digital-only title in 2019. The game is set in 14th century France and chronicles the narrative of siblings Amicia and Hugo. The couple must survive an environment infested by plague-inducing rat hordes.

Despite the lack of fanfare in terms of promotion and advertising, the indie game was a commercial and critical triumph for the studio. It was praised by both players and publications, who described it as a breath of fresh air. The game was so popular that it was released in tangible form last year, and a sequel is due out later this year.


This series joins a long list of forthcoming video game adaptations on television. HBO is presently filming a Last of Us adaptation, while Paramount+ will release a Halo show later this month. It'll be fascinating to see how each of these shows turns out.