If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

System Shock TV adaptation will be helmed by writer of last year's Mortal Kombat movie

Greg Russo scripting and directing series.

Last October brought the new that LookingGlass Technologies' cult-classic 1994 sci-fi horror System Shock was to be the latest entry in a rapidly ballooning list of video games getting the live-action TV adaptation treatment - and it's now been revealed that Greg Russo, writer of last year's Mortal Kombat movie, will be handling its transition to television.

The show - which will retell the story of the Citadel space station and its rogue AI, SHODAN - is a collaboration between Nightdive Studios, which currently holds the System Shock license, and Binge.com, an "immersive streaming platform created for the gaming universe".

As now detailed by Deadline, Russo - who, in addition to his work on last year's Mortal Kombat movie, has written the script for New Line Cinema's upcoming Space Invaders film, and is currently adapting Saints Row - will both write and direct the live-action System Shock series, previously said to be aiming to air on Binge.com in 2022.

System Shock Remastered - Research Teaser Trailer.

"I'm honoured to have the opportunity to work alongside the fantastic team at Binge and Nightdive Studios to bring the iconic System Shock franchise to life," Russo said in a statement accompanying today's news. "I've been waiting for the right opportunity to make my directorial debut, and I finally found it."

System Shock is the second live-action project based on a video game currently in development at Binge. Last September, the service announced it's also working on an adaptation of Ubisoft's long-dormant Driver franchise, which will apparently see series protagonist John Tanner attempting to take down a local crime syndicate.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Matt Wales avatar

Matt Wales


Matt Wales is a writer and gambolling summer child who won't even pretend to live a busily impressive life of dynamic go-getting for the purposes of this bio. He is the sole and founding member of the Birdo for President of Everything Society.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch