According to Deadline, Amazon Studios is “nearing a deal” to develop a series based on Electronic Arts and BioWare’s Mass Effect franchise.
There have been no specifics released, but Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke told Deadline that the company is “continuing to invest in fantasy genres of all kinds, we have a genre-focused team on the ground in Studios who work tirelessly with our creative partners on those slates, and you can look forward to more.”
The success of the fantasy series Wheel of Time demonstrates why Amazon is taking this step. Salke stated that it was “one of the Top 5 series launches for Prime Video of all time,” with “tens of millions of streams” and high completion rates to boot.
Mass Effect rumors have recently surfaced, with EA recently stating that a TV series based on the game will be made “not if, but when.” According to The Verge, Witcher star Henry Cavill also hinted at a Mass Effect series in a cryptic Instagram post with (easily deblurred) text.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition was released earlier this year to generally positive reviews, with updated gameplay and graphics.
The original Mass Effect, a third-party shooter and role-playing game that pits Commander Shepherd and the Systems Alliance against the Reapers, an ancient machine race invading the Milky Way, debuted in 2007.
There were two sequels (2010 and 2012), as well as a fourth game, Mass Effect: Andromeda (2017). BioWare and EA are currently working on a brand-new fifth installment.